The approach to the Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy leads you through winding country lanes with breathtaking views over the River Dart. Cheese is made daily using the organic Jersey milk produced by the cows of the Sharpham Partnership. Each step in the process may be viewed through large windows along one side. Simple descriptions of the activity in each room are near by.
Debbie Mumford runs the dairy and makes the cheese with the help of an team of skilled part time workers. About seventeen years ago she moved to Sharpham having spent two years with Robin Congdon at Ticklemore Cheese learning the trade. The relationship between the dairies continues and Sharpham make Ticklemore Goat from time to time. Debbie is partner to Mark Sharman who runs The Sharpham Partnership which includes the farm, vineyard and dairy (their land and cows are fully organic and registered with the soil association).The Sharpham Trust is the landlord and is a registered charity. Rent paid by the Partnership goes towards helping their charitable causes. Both wine and cheese can be tasted for a small fee and you are welcome to follow a trail through the estate. All in all a visit is a very enjoyable way to pass a leisurely afternoon when in Devon!