The Melton Cheeseboard Award Winning Cheese Shop Melton Mowbray

Cheeses at The Melton Cheeseboard

We have the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties, many of them are sourced in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties; as well as the best from the UK, and a wide variety of continental cheese. We do not offer an online shopping service as we have found that many of our customers wish to discuss their order with a human being! And so to ensure that you get the cheeses you want please contact us at the shop for a personal service. You can pay by credit/debit card over the telephone when the order is made. For further information see our Terms and Conditions below.

Because of our commitment to local food producers, it is our policy to buy as many of our cheeses directly from the creameries, including a wide range from Long Clawson Dairy; Blue Stilton from Cropwell Bishop Creamery; Lincolnshire Poacher from F W Read & Sons; and Sparkenhoe Leicester and Bosworth Field from the Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company. By buying directly from the cheesemakers we can guarantee the provenance of our products as well as minimising food miles.

Our Selection

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As you would expect from our location right in the centre of Stilton country, the ‘King of English Cheese’ is our speciality, and we are fortunate to be able to source our cheese directly from Long Clawson Dairy and Cropwell Bishop Creamery. Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications and delivered straight to the shop, so we can guarantee the quality and freshness, ensuring that you get the finest mellow creamy Stilton, without exception.

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Red Leicester

Red Leicester is not a protected cheese and so can be made anywhere, however there are two Red Leicesters that are made in Leicestershire. Long Clawson’s Thomas Hoe Stephenson Aged Red Leicester, matured for approximately 6 months, and Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company’s Sparkenhoe, traditionally hand made from the milk of their own herd.

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White Stilton

Straight from the dairy at Long Clawson, our White Stilton is a young close textured cheese with a very mild, fresh flavour. We also stock a selection of the White Stilton with fruits from Long Clawson Diary.

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Lincolnshire Poacher

Made by Tim & Simon Jones, this is now well established on many cheeseboards. Around 14 months old, it’s more that a Cheddar, with a touch of Comte or Gruyere. Earthy and nutty, made with the boy's own unpasteurised milk.

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Smooth Blue

Very soft creamy mild blue cheese made by Long Clawson Dairy. Almost spreadable. Supreme Champion at Nantwich 2013.

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A soft creamy smooth blue cheese from Cropwell Bishop Creamery, mild and silky.

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Bosworth Field

A relatively new cheese from Leicestershire Handmade cheese, a crumbly white cheese matured for 4 months. Made with unpasteurised milk, very moreish.

Delivery and Other Information

Your cheese will be carefully selected from whole cheeses and cut freshly for your order.

Please allow 2 working days from placing your order to despatch date.


On receipt of your order, your cheese will be cut and wrapped to ensure freshness, and packed in sturdy cardboard boxes. We despatch Monday through Thursday, via courier 24-hour next day delivery service. Please ensure that there are at least 2 working days between ordering your cheese and the date you wish your cheese to be despatched. Cost of delivery is £10.00 up to 10kg in weight, per delivery address, for delivery within England and Wales, excluding Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. Terms for deliveries to Scotland are the same, excluding Highlands and offshore islands. Please contact us for carriage rates to these areas. Delivery to these areas may take up to three working days.Please ensure that whoever takes delivery of your cheese parcel remembers to refrigerate the pack immediately on receipt.

We are unable to deliver outside of mainland Britain.

Terms & Conditions

Products will be charged at the prices prevailing on the day of despatch. All weights are approximate, this is because your cheese will be cut from larger pieces and this process can not be an exact science. Some cheeses are seasonal in their production and we may have to alter prices or offer a substitute. We will contact you in this event with an alternative suggestion to ensure your satisfaction.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your products on receipt, please notify us within 24 hours so that we can remedy the situation. Please ensure that we have the correct postcode for the despatch address, if this information is incorrect or missing it will delay the delivery of the service for which we cannot be held responsible.Please place your order for delivery in good time if the cheeses are required for a particular date or function.

Other services

We are happy to supply larger quantities of cheese for functions, parties, weddings and wine tastings etc. Please call for advice and details. Our range of cheeses makes excellent private and corporate gifts. We can tailor cheese selections to your own specifications.

For More Information On Your Local Award Winning Cheese Shop, Contact The Melton Cheeseboard Today On: 01664 562 257

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