Monkland Cheese DairyLeominster
The Pleck
Herefordshire HR6 9DB
This is a small dairy in Herefordshire, England that welcomes visitors who are interested in seeing how cheese is made. They run tours, Experience Days for budding cheesemakers, a cafe and a shop where their Little Hereford Cheese can be enjoyed and purchased.
Guided Tours
Tours around the dairy include explanations of the cheesemaking process, the maturing rooms and end with a voluntary tasting.
Tours are conducted all year and last approximately half an hour:
- Easter to Mid-September:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 14:00 (Last Bookings 13:15)
- Mid-September to Easter:
Monday & Wednesday,         10:00 - 14:00 (Last Bookings 13:15)
Cheese tours are available on most cheese making days except Bank Holidays, and you can just turn up on the day. Bookings are not essential but are advisable.
There are no tours on Cheese Experience Days which generally occur once a month on Mondays. Check the Dairy website, link below.
Cafe Open:
- Easter to Mid-October:
Every day 10:00 – 17:30
- Mid-October to Easter:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Simple menu featuring homemade soup, Ploughman’s lunch, Cheese platters, homemade cakes and cream teas
Farm Shop
Sells a selection of local beers, wines, spirits, ciders, apple juice, biscuits, cakes, pictures, cards and of course cheese. Local and imported cheeses available.
The Dairy also has an Online Shop. Check the EShop on the Dairy Website, link below.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)156 872 0307  
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Website  Monkland Cheese Dairy    External Link
Getting There
- By Car
Leave Leominster on the A44, signed 'Rhayader', turning left about a mile (1.6 km) from the town centre, at Barons Cross Inn. After about a mile you will reach Monkland. Follow the signs saying ‘Cheesemaking’.
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