Welcome to The Cheese Shop Canterbury.   We have the most amazing hand made cheeses – lots of British as well as  some classic Continentals. 

Birthday or gift cheese boxes can be made up, and posted or delivered locally.

See more about our cheese.  We are mixing it up between hard, soft, the blues and regionals, and young lemony fresh next to fine crystallised vintages as sweet as a nut on the palate!   We are open for business (cheese, wine, pickles, crackers)with restrictions – see CV statement – and also offering free local delivery.  

We also do celebration cheese cakes, condiments, cheese accessories and lots of lovely things!    And cheese tapas, when regulations permit.



If you would like to order cheese for next day delivery please see Our Cheese and order via the Contact Us form.

Christmas Opening Hours



We will be open again for new year on 29th, 30th and 31st, Closed 1st January, and 2nd January

Happy New year




The lockdown takes us back to March 2020.  Canterbury will be extremely quiet, but for a few walkers taking a bit of exercise.      I will be open because as a food shop I can be.   Please come to see me for cheese of any kind – a treat, or a basic cheese on toast cheese.  And also eggs, and bread on a Saturday.   Its going to be pretty lonely in January down Palace Street with all the shops closed around me, so please don’t forget The Cheese Shop – even just for a coffee (and a bit of cheesecake).

I’m also happy to deliver locally, or post a gift of cheese to friends or family.

I hope to see you. – I’m relying on you 🙂

Best wishes.




will remain open and will adhere to social distancing in both our Cheese Shop and the Pop Up Shop opposite, which we have opened to allow for social distancing over the pre-Christmas period.

However you find yourself spending Christmas, we hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of our tasty cheese.    

Open 10 til 6 Mon to Saturday.

Best wishes, Julie



Brand Vision

Simplicity, wholesomeness and quality. My goal is to build a Cheese Shop which surpasses the expectation of a small outlet part way along a hippy-style street in Canterbury; and which delivers delicious product, presented well, and providing customers friends and families, with true pleasure.   If I can achieve that, I will be happy! Julie.

Cheese Aging

Different cheese types need different environments.  A cheddar would benefit from cool humidity.   Winterdale Shaw, a traditionally made cloth-bound cheddar, is matured in caves providing the perfect moisture content in the environment, to provide a cheese also left with the right moisture content whilst being full of flavour! Whereas, a washed rind cheese, like …


Situated in the King’s Mile area of Canterbury, our small shop close to the top of Palace Street, is easily missed, so be sure to follow your nose!  Mmmm.

55 Palace Street – Canterbury – CT1 2DY
01227 78553507411 971236

Please use this form to order.  See Our Cheese