Christmas 2017 Delivery
We can deliver your order on any day that suits you from Tuesday to Friday inclusive. Unfortunately we do not deliver at weekends or on Mondays.
Orders are despatched in time for delivery on your chosen date, although please bear in mind that due to the high volume of parcels delays can occur. Please allow at least 3 to 4 working days especially at busy times such as Christmas.
As deliveries can be delayed in December due to the volume of parcels, we do recommend delivery of your goods (excluding cut cheese) in the week commencing Monday 11th December. All orders containing Ham must be received by 17th December.
For overseas deliveries, all order must be received by 12th December. Last despatch 13th December.
For UK mainland deliveries, all orders must be received by 18th December. Last despatch 19th December.
If your order is for a special occasion, please order in plenty of time and arrange delivery at least 24 hours before required.
All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date of despatch.
Increasingly customers seem to find it most convenient to have their parcels sent to a work address. Alternatively you may use the "Delivery Instructions" which you will see when you complete your order to provide succinct instructions such as "leave in the garage if out" (choose a cool place) if the recipient is out. We regret we cannot accept responsibility for the condition of the goods or non receipt if goods are not signed for.
We will be delighted to include a brief message with your purchase. Please note in the relevant box through the ordering process the words that should be included on the gift card.
Where appropriate, to maintain optimum condition we use chilled and insulated bespoke packaging. Guidance is provided with the packaging on the best way to reuse and recycle it.
The Shopping Cart automatically calculates the Shipping Charges for all locations. UK mainland delivery (excluding Highlands and Islands) is £10 per delivery address whatever the size of the order. For all addresses outside this area or overseas, a carriage charge will be shown on screen before you purchase your goods. Regrettably due to overseas customs' restrictions the majority of our products are not available for overseas delivery. We will not be held responsible should local Customers authorities wish to charge import duty or delay the release of any item. Please ensure that the delivery address and postcode are correct as we cannot be held responsible for non delivery due to an incorrect/inaccurate address. On occasion, we are able to offer a First Class Post alternative (non perishable items only). Please call 01451 823460 for details on this.
We accept payment online by Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Solo cards. Your payment is processed via a fully authorised Payment Services Provider (PayPoint) which ensures that all your information remains totally confidential. PayPoint is fully accredited with Barclays Merchant Services who authorise your card for payment. Payment is taken as you place your order and if the payment does not authorise successfully, your order will not be successfully processed. Please check that you receive not only a confirmation of your order but also a confirmation of your payment by email. If you have not received one of these your order may not have been placed successfully.
We take great pride in the quality of our cheese and other products. Once you receive your goods, open and inspect them. If you have any comments or concerns please contact us straight away on 01451 823460. If you feel we should see the product please email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Knives and Alcohol
Please note that by law, alcohol and the purchase of knives are only available for order by customers who are aged 18 or over.
Cutting and Weights
Cutting cheese accurately to a given weight is a real art. We don't use machines to cut the cheese - it is all done by our cheesemongers by hand. We always endeavour to get as close to the quantity ordered as possible, if we go "under" on one item we'll try and make up for it on another. The same is true of individual cheeses, being handmade again the weights are approximate. One "whole truckle" described as 1.8kg will be different to another and could be slightly more or less than that.
Substitutions and Returns
Part of the attraction of artisan food is that it varies from season to season. From time to time we may not be happy with a particular product or it may not be available. In this case we may substitute something we consider equally good or better to an equivalent monetary value. Please notify us within 24 hours of your expected delivery date if you have not received your order or are unhappy with it in any way. Should you wish to return a product, please telephone our Web team on 01451 823460. Many of the products that we sell are perishable and may therefore not be required to be returned to us after delivery. Products which are required to be returned will be returned at the customer's expense and, provided that they are returned in good condition within 10 working days of the original receipt, a credit will be issued for the price paid. We may arrange for collection of the goods and if so any costs incurred by us will be deducted from any refund. These points do not affect your statutory rights.
Cancellation of Order
We reserve the right not to accept an order or to cancel, once accepted, any order without penalty. You may cancel an order without penalty provided we receive the notification a minimum of 4 days before the requested delivery date. All orders accepted and supplied subject to our standard Terms & Conditions.