Cheese making at Nantwich Museum


Two local family businesses will feature in activities at Nantwich Museum during the Nantwich Food Festival 2019 when the museum will be open as usual with free entry.

Traditional grocers from Godfrey C. Williams & Son, supported by award-winning cheesemakers Belton Farm, will give a practical demonstration on the art of cheese making and a brief history of Cheshire cheese.


Cheese making demonstrations

The cheese making demonstrations will take place at Nantwich Museum at 1.30pm and 3pm on Saturday 31st August.

Godfrey C. Williams & Son, based in Sandbach, was established in 1875 and is Cheshire’s oldest cheese factor.

Belton Farm, based in Whitchurch, has championed farming and cheese making traditions in Shropshire for three generations.

2019 has been particularly successful for both companies – with Belton Farm securing 12 trophies, 18 gold, 12 silver and 24 bronze awards at The International Cheese and Dairy Awards.

Godfrey C. Williams & Son also won at the major Nantwich event, taking away ‘Deli Cheese Independent Retailer of the Year’, plus gold and silver for their cheese wedding cakes and gold for their cheese board.


The Cheese Room

Visitors to Nantwich Museum will have the opportunity to visit the permanent Cheese Room exhibit where Mr and Mrs Mouse and their family help to guide visitors through information panels describing the history of local cheese making.

A range of artefacts brings the display to life including a milk cooler, churns, cheese vat, curd mill and cheese press.

Of particular note, and in pride of place, is the magnificent silver Dutton Cup presented in 1895 to farmer John Dutton by the Cheshire Dairy Farmers Association at the Nantwich Dairy Show. 

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