Cheese Tours

Welcome to Home Farm

The only way to fully appreciate the fascinating, sensory art of real cheesemaking - and the unique beauty of Quicke's Devonshire estate - is by dropping in for a visit. We'd love to welcome you to Home Farm soon, to see the ancient pastures where our cows graze, to witness first-hand the cheddaring process and the work of our expert cheesemakers and to take in the quiet majesty of our maturing rooms. 

We're happy to show you around Home Farm on Monday to Friday mornings all through the year. (Please note these must be booked in advance) From the buzz and blossom of high summer to the frosty quiet of mid-winter, these tours can feel quite different as the seasons shift. 

As well as a leisurely two-hour tour, your visit will include a chance to taste some of our magnificent cheeses and enjoy a free drink in Quicke's Farm Kitchen – an atmospheric safari tent dining room where we're also happy to provide lunch, if booked in advance. Just give us a call and we'll talk you through the options. 


What to expect on the day

9.30 Welcome to Home Farm, meet and greet in Quicke's Farm Kitchen

9.30-10.00 Tea and coffee in the safari tented Farm Kitchen with an introduction to the farm, its long history and a look at how we run it today

10.00-12.00 Tour of farm and cheese dairy, including the dark cool of the millennium store, the main cheese store and the milking parlour, and a chance to say hello to our some of our cows or their young 

12.00-12.15 Cheese tasting in Quicke's Farm Shop. Always a highlight and collect your free Quicke's goodie bag. Followed by Cakeadoodledo at Quicke's special lunch for those who have booked. (Tour groups will be offered a 10% discount on lunch at Cakeadoodledo)

 


Conditions and Prices

Each tour is for ten or more people - sometimes they're very popular, and we may bring more than one group along at a time; if we're quieter and the minimum number is not met, we'll let you know and offer an alternative date. 

For large parties please contact us directly.

Price for tour - £15 per head ​

All prices include VAT

Please note visitors must be over the age of ten. We require a minimum of two weeks notice when booking a tour so we can get everything prepared for you. We retain the right to cancel a tour at any time and will offer another date.


Quicke's Cheese Tours Health & Safety Information

We hope you enjoy your cheese tour at Quicke's, so we'd like to let you know about a few things in advance. As you'll be visiting a food production area, we ask you to remove any hats and jewellery (excluding wedding bands) before you enter the dairy. It'll save time for everyone if you can do this before we get started. We'll provide you with hygienic shoe-covers, coats and hairnets, which must be worn at all times in the cheese dairy. Please don't bring any chewing gum, food or drink into the dairy either – there will be plenty of opportunities for eating afterwards! 

Home Farm is a working farm, so please be careful as you walk around, and stay with the group. There's no dress code, but farm-ready footwear and clothing will make your visit more comfortable. 


Ready to go?

To book your tour, give us a ring on 01392 851222 or email sales@quickes.co.uk


Talks

Please note our speaker is fully booked for 2016.

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