The Cheese Room, Rochester
“I took on my first restaurant venture in 2004 with my husband Chris, after a career in the City. Running a fine dining restaurant, we began to realise that customers loved the idea of choosing their own cheese from a cheeseboard menu at the end of their meal. Specialising in British and local artisan cheese, the response was amazing.
Ready to take on another challenge, an opportunity arose to take on a shop a few doors down from our restaurant in Rochester and so, in 2017, we created The Cheese Room.
Primarily a cheese shop, there is a café space to sit in and try the cheese, whether coffee and cheese toasties at lunch, or perhaps a glass of wine and a British cheeseboard in the evening.
From day one The Cheese Room has been a big hit, with a quirky, ‘London-feel’ layout, knowledgeable and friendly staff and a seasonal cheesy menu.
Since then, The Cheese Room has expanded to include The Cheese Cellar – with more seating and a cosy fire, perfect for a winter catch-up with friends.
Christmas is our favourite time of year – and busiest. The cheese counter is a massive part of the Christmas preparations and we stock more than 30 different British cheeses, continental meats and sundries that will make the perfect Christmas table.
This year there are also cheese boxes – customers can choose from two different options – and The Cheese Room team will fill your chosen box with a lovely selection of cheese.
We also do hampers, made to order, to suit every budget. Beautifully selected fine wines, cheese crackers, fruit chutney and local craft beers accompany a great selection of cheese, and the café provides the perfect pit stop for those out Christmas shopping in Rochester.”
High Street, Rochester ME11JY www.thecheeseroomrochester. co.uk
Julie Small of The Cheese Room, Rochester
ABOVE: Made-toorder hampers, can include fine wines, cheese crackers, fruit chutney and local craft beers to accompany a selection of our cheeses