Our Heritage

We are passionate about artisan cheese and the industry surrounding it. We have lived and worked in Cornwall all of our lives. Never straying too far from our roots around the Lizard peninsula, we have settled and started our family in Porthleven.

Our heritage in dairy, in both farming and retail, spans generations of our Cornish families. In the past, our families have been involved in dairy farming and retail, even owning the original Porthleven Dairy many years ago.


How we started

Our Porthleven Dairy journey started in 2018 with a cheese making kit as a birthday gift. This sparked a desire to explore the world of artisan cheese. We found a world beyond the supermarket shelves which was full of amazing cheeses, farmers, cheese makers and cheesemongers. The more we looked, the more we grew to appreciate an industry steeped in provenance, authenticity and quality…and delicious cheese!

We also noticed the growing number of wonderful cheese makers in Cornwall, all with their own individual styles, flavour profiles and techniques. We have high standards and ambitions to develop our cheeses and grow our business in this wonderful industry.

We are Porthleven Dairy and we want to make quality artisan cheese an everyday choice.

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