We plan to launch these in September, once the high number of summer visitors to Cheddar Gorge has subsided!
We have never been as busy; staycation is definitely ‘a thing’! For the first time ever we haven’t been able to keep up with the demand for cheese in our shop this year, so much so that we decided to close on August 16th and 17th. This allowed our retail staff to join our packing room team so that more of us could concentrate on cutting and packing cheese, hampers and selection packs to restock our shop.
This is unheard of and it was a very difficult decision to make. However we think it was the right one as, thanks to our fantastic flexible team, we have now restocked our shop.
Another consequence of this unprecedented demand is that we have delayed the VIP Tours launch until schools return and things quieten down a bit in Cheddar Gorge. We are sorry for any disappointment if you were hoping to be treated to a special tour this summer.
We are about to launch our exciting new experience days at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company. Delayed due to the pandemic, we are confident these will be able to start very soon – finally!
And we cannot wait!
Sign up to our newsletter below to ensure you are one of the first to hear when they launch. These VIP tour options will range from a 1 hour personal tour of the Dairy and Cheese Maturing Store finishing off with some cheese tasting up to a 7 hour cheese making experience day including breakfast and lunch, where you will have a full tour and even assist our cheesemaker in the Dairy!
All of these options will access areas not normally open to the public, so they will be interesting, fun and rather special!