Who We Are?
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.
We use milk from the family farm to make our cheeses.
In January 2019 we moved to new premises and our café and small shop Cheesedale opened on November 15th 2019.
Cheesedale is a cheese-centric cafe and shop where the menu revolves around the cheese we make on the premises. You can take a peek into the dairy and see where the cheese is made, meet our rare breed pigs who are fed on the whey from the cheesemaking and enjoy a great cheese board and cup of coffee in the cafe.
Our menu changes in line with our produce on the farm but we always have our award winning cheeses.