The Procter family first made cheese in the picturesque village of Chipping in the 1930s. Chipping is a well known tourist attraction set in the heart of the Ribble Valley with tiny cottages and narrow cobbled streets.
Our small farms have lush pasture, producing excellent milk for cheese making. Procters purpose built factory on the outskirts of the village has modern refrigeration, packing, and warehousing, offering the most up to date facilities for the storage and maturing of quality cheeses.
The day to day running of the company is now in the capable hands of Tim Procter who is the fourth generation. Tim is ably assisted by his wife Susan, mother, Jane, and sister, Helen.
The Procters are a close knit family with a real "hands-on " attitude to their family business; an attitude which is reflected in the quality of their staff, several of whom have been with the company for over 15 years.
When we visited the factory in Chipping, we loved how all the family were there, dipping the cheese in the coloured wax and sticking on the labels, we can vouch this is most definitely handmade!!
Their Kick Ass cheddar is a firm favourite of ours, with a rich mature cheddar flavour but a delicious creaminess. They also do flavoured Kick Ass cheeses and if you’re feeling brave try the jet black Charcoal Cheddar.