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Our family run business uses cows milk from the family's dairy farm in Teesdale.  

It's been in the family for four generations so we know the milk is good.

Who Are We?

Teesdale Cheesemakers was formally Leaside Cheesemakers, founded by Brian and Esme Dedman in 2012.  We are a husband and wife team Allison and Jonathan Raper, who took over the business in January 2016.

Our Products

We make eight soft cheeses: Teesdale Blue, White Hilton, Teesdale Goat, Barney Brie, Doris, Allison's Garlic Special & our flavoured Teesdale Curd cheeses.

How to get your hands on our cheese

We sell at a number of local farmers markets and food festivals see  'Events', and we can arrange local delivery for larger orders. We also supply a number of local outlets who are listed on this site under 'Where to Buy'.   You can find the restaurants that use our cheeses on their menus there too.  Finally you can buy our cheese directly from our diary by appointment or we can arrange a postal delivery. Just drop us an email. 

Please note we cannot sell direct from the dairy without an appointment. 

Allison and Jonathan

with thanks,
Allison and Jonathan Raper

LATEST NEWS FROM Teesdale Cheesemakers

Cheesy Chats Series 1:Episode 1 - The Dinner Party Cheeseboard

Cheesy Chats Series 1:Episode 1 - The Dinner Party Cheeseboard

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

The Perfect Ending