About Us

Established in 1994, our commitment is to bring you exceptional and unforgettable, artisanal food from across the UK and Europe, from producers who are passionate, dedicated and share our key values regarding sustainability, fantastic animal welfare and high quality produce. 

 

Our bricks and mortar shop is tucked away among the historic buildings of Cambridge and is full to the brim of outstanding local and European produce. We stock a phenomenal range of nearly 200 rotating, seasonal cheeses from hundreds of brilliant dairies and even travel to the Rungis market in Paris to hand select the very best produce each month. We also famously stock a range of over 50 spine tingling chilli sauces, have a beautiful, fresh olive counter, tempting range of cured meats and carry a wide selection of unparalleled olive oils, vinegars, pastas and shelf ingredients for all your culinary needs. Our skilled and devoted team know the story behind every cheese and product and are always ready to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with you in store (and now through our website) to guarantee a memorable, enjoyable and delicious shopping experience. 

 

Sustainability is also at the heart of how we operate. We buy from ethical and principled suppliers, reuse much of our packaging and work with our superb partners to deliver zero emissions local deliveries. We are also continuously reviewing and refining our business practices in these times of great change to ensure that our footsteps are lighter on this beautiful planet. 

 

 

 

Winter Opening Hours:

Monday 28th November: 10am-4pm

Tuesday 29th November: 10am-4pm

Wednesday 30th November: 10am-7pm

Thursday 1st December: 10am-4pm

Friday 2nd: 10am-4pm

Saturday 3rd: 10am-5pm

Sunday 4th: CLOSED

 

Monday 5th: 10am-5pm

Tuesday 6th: 10am-5pm

Wednesday 7th: 10am-5pm

Thursday 8th: 10am-5pm

Friday 9th: 10am-5pm

Saturday 10th: 10am-5pm

Sunday 11th: CLOSED

 

Monday 12th: 10am-5pm

Tuesday 13th: 10am-5pm

Wednesday 14th: 10am-5pm

Thursday 15th: 10am-5pm

Friday 16th: 10am-5pm

Saturday 17th: 10am-5pm

Sunday 18th: 10am-4pm

 

Monday 19th: 10am-5pm

Tuesday 20th: 10am-5pm

Wednesday 21st: 10am-5pm

Thursday 22nd: 10am-5pm

Friday 23rd: 10am-1pm (Please arrive by 12pm to guarantee entry)

Saturday 24th: CLOSED

Sunday 25th: CLOSED

 

Monday 26th: CLOSED

Tuesday 27th: CLOSED

Wednesday 28th: 10am-3pm

Thursday 29th: 10am-3pm

Friday 30th: 10am-3pm

 

Saturday 31st December - Wednesday 4th January inclusive: CLOSED


Our team will be working outside of these hours to fulfil pre-orders only. Long queues are expected throughout the month but the very start and end of each day are our busiest times by far. Please arrive at least one hour before closing to ensure that we can look after you before we shut. Closing times are very strict.

 

Our Regular Opening Hours from 5th January:

Mondays: 10am-4pm

Tuesdays: 10am-4pm

Wednesdays: 10am-4pm

Thursdays: 10am-4pm

Fridays:10am-4pm

Saturdays: 10am-5pm  

Sundays and most Bank Holidays: CLOSED