When in production Floyd is available from the following local stockists:
At the centre of this charming hilltop town sits The Haslemere Cellar, with its impressive selection of artisan British and continental cheeses. On the racks opposite, you’ll find a comprehensive range of wines and spirits to accompany your cheese purchase. And if one needs more to complete the perfectly balanced diet, the shop stocks a range of charcuterie and delicatessen delights.
Tucked away in one of Guildford’s cobbled side streets lies Partisan Cheesemonger & Deli, opened in 2016 by two friends escaping London life. Partisan stocks over 50 different varieties of cheese, but focuses heavily on sourcing top quality local produce wherever possible. Partisan is also home to a range of British charcuterie, Sourdough breads and local wines and beers to accompany your Floyd cheese.
By the time Frederick Augustus Secrett moved his vegetable growing business to Hurst Farm in 1937, he had nearly 30 years’ experience behind him. The pioneering practices he developed enabled the 300 acres he purchased to be some of the most productive throughout the war. The family diversified the business in the 1970 with one of the country’s earliest garden centres, followed by a farm shop in 1977. Now, as well as an exhaustive variety of fresh farm-grown produce, the farm shop has grown to labyrinthine proportions by adding every type of local foodstuff to their shelves. The cheese counter has over 300 cheeses, its most local being a soft, washed-rind cheese from Haslemere!
Some garden centres dabble in fresh food sales, but not so the Frensham Garden Centre. After winding your way through scented herbs, roses and alpines that slow your step, you reach a grotto stocked with the finest local meats, vegetables, cheeses and cooked food, alongside a range of produce that seems to have been selected in order to challenge you to find something they don’t stock. More importantly, you find their lovely delicatessen team who can not only guide your choices, but will enrich your visit with stories of provenance and taste.