The Cheese Barn is open from 10am -1pm every Saturday morning and allows the opportunity for customers to view the cheese making activities through the viewing window and you can even have a peak into the maturing cave, if you ask nicely!
It has become a lively little hub of Winterdale. Opening at 10am sees the start of a busy morning with regular’s eager for their fresh raw cow’s milk straight from our herd of Friesian Holstein cows just a few yards down the lane. You can bring your own milk container or purchase re-usable glass bottles from our shop and then fill up with the freshest and finest quality milk that Kent has to offer!
Our handcrafted Winterdale Shaw and Winterdale Oak Smoked are readily available in our chiller counter along with a fine selection of other fabulous Kent and British artisan cheeses all from specialist cheesemakers.
Ellie’s Dairy-Kent – Soft Goat Cheese – pasteurised
Sparkenhoe- Leicestershire – Red Leicester – unpasteurised
Tunworth- Hampshire – pastuerised
Perroche Log – Herefordshire – soft goats log – unpasteurised
Wigmore – Berkshire – ewes brie style – unpasteurised
Stichelton – Nottinghamshire – Blue cheese – unpasteurised
We offer a range of cheese related products including some locally produced chutney and jam along with specialist treats at various intervals.
Winterdale’s Happy Hens produce (sometimes with a little persuasion) lovely rich, orange yolk eggs, available for your own selection straight from the chicken shed. Just buy a box in the shop and pick your own!
Saturday mornings are not complete, without a nice, often warm, fresh loaf of local bread. Delivered early in the morning by The Granary Bakery in New Ash Green a selection of fine bread can also be pre-ordered.
Our regular customers are not only local but also come from a distance, to buy our produce and other local businesses who we work closely with to serve our community.
Here is a short video-clip of what our customers say about us and our shop.
We also attend various farmers markets in the local area here are the links for more information.
The Winterdale Cheese Barn is located along a beautiful country lane (Platt House Lane), conveniently close to M20.
The opening hours are currently:
10am – 1pm every Saturday
Please contact us should you have any requirements outside of this time.
Christmas Extended Opening Hours 2017
Friday 22nd December 10.00 – 13.00
Saturday 23rd December 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 30th December 10.00 – 13.00
(Milk available ALL day on extended opening times)
Please Enquire About:
- Cheese Experience Day: Experience a day of making cheese for 1 – 5 persons
- Guided tour, cheese tasting and afternoon cream tea for 1 – 40 persons
- Private guided tour, cheese tasting
- Offsite cheese talks for groups