Cheese Cellar is a company with a long history of supplying quality cheese and ingredients to the foodservice industry. With depots in London, Worcester and Manchester and third party distributors, we supply across the UK and internationally.
June 2009 saw the three original owners of H&B Foods complete a Management Buy-out from The Novel Group Ltd. Jonnie Archer, Nick Martin and Simon Yorke resume control of the business and re-establish our Stewarts Road site as Head Office. The original Cheese Cellar premises in Ellerslie Square became a stock holding site.
We now employ 297 staff across the multiple locations and have a turnover of £70 million.
Who are we and what do we do?
We are a wholesaler and processor of cheese products (86% of turnover) and speciality foods (14% of turnover).
Our customers are contract caterers, travel caterers, hotels and restaurants as well as quality food manufacturers throughout the country and sales are split evenly between these main customer segments.
Our strategy is to be the supplier of choice for the foodservice sector for speciality and/or quality foods with respect to cheese and dairy products and certain speciality food ranges. The aim is to focus on developing niche market areas supported by quality products and excellent customer service.
In the last twenty years we have grown from a single van sales operation with three staff to a nationwide business. According to your requirements we can also slice, wedge, grate or shave a variety of cheeses from hard to semi-soft.
We pride ourselves in our position as a key supplier to some of the country’s most noted names in the food industry. Our customers are from various sectors of the food industry, including:
- Travel industry
- Food manufacturers
- Sandwich producers
- Contract and event caterers
We are passionate about our work with a strong commitment to excellent service. We want to be sure that we offer more than the usual service you may have come to expect to show you that you are a valued customer.
We can offer you:
- Cheese Tutorials
- Dedicated staff with many years experience and in-depth product and market knowledge
- Monthly promotional offers
- Monthly product updates
- Trips to suppliers
- Advice on menu development and our products
The business is run by a board of three directors who have a wealth of experience in the industry;
- Nick Martin (Managing Director)
- Simon Yorke (Sales Director)
- Jonathan Archer (Commercial Director)
Cheese Cellar is accredited under the internationally recognised Retail Consortium Technical Standard (BRC) and we continue to achieve Grade A, the highest level possible. Our wholesale operations are certified against the CMI Wholesaling, Storage and Distribution Standards, where we have gained the higher level.
Hygiene standards are constantly monitored by our own technical team, who are able to offer full support, including allergy status, specifications, microbiological data and nutritional information.