cheese shop in the ancient square of Sandbach has long been a 'must see'
on the South Cheshire tourist trail. The cast iron Cheshire Cheese plaque
by the entrance signals to get your taste buds working as you walk in.
David is a 4th generation Williams and a great promoter of local Cheshire
cheeses. Family records show how they took grocery orders from local farms
and often got paid in Cheshire cheese - a form of barter currency. So
how did shopkeeper David become a cheese maker with several of his cheeses
listed by major supermarkets?
He started on a small scale making Bowland with Chris Sandham's Lancashire
with apple, raisins and cinnamon from a recipe his great grandfather,
Thomas Williams, made at Christmas. Today, David has a purpose built cheese
blending unit on Crewe Hall Estate employing ten people producing a range
of flavour added cheeses. He is very strict about starting with a first
grade cheese before creating cheeses like Red Hot Mex.
from his shop Williams of Sandbach. His flavour added cheeses are also
available in many supermarkets.