Cheese is more than just a food. It’s a living thing, made greater than the sum of its parts through the magic of fermentation. It’s a representation of its land of origin and of the animals and people who make it. It’s a cultural touchstone, a tradition, a foundation of local economies, a tourist attraction.

Alpine scene with dairy cow for cheese production

The Cuculo cheese story begins in the Italian Alps, and Cinzia’s weekly trip to her local market with her mother. The highlight each time was the gift of a chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano from the man at the cheese counter, which she would eat with gusto right there. These are the ways in which lifelong passions come about!

At Cuculo we bring you a high quality selection which represent the seasons and traditions. We impart the fingerprint of its maker – and, in storing and serving our cheeses, make our own contribution. Whether your preference is Bigod or Brie, you can be sure you’re buying a product with provenance.


Throughout the year, each change in conditions brings new choices, mirroring the diet of the animals whose milk is used. In winter we enjoy warming favourites such as Vacherin, while summer brings lush milk from rich, high altitude pastures.

The Cuculo cheese portfolio

Cuculo keeps between 100 and 200 listings of cheese at any time. Alongside our seasonal selections and special lines for the aficionado, sit old favourites, which we supply all year round. Many of our specialist cheeses are from Italy. If you are looking for a rarity, get in touch and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

Take a look below to see the range of cheeses we have just now. If you have a question about any cheese, give us a call and one of our knowledgable team will help. We can also help you assemble the perfect cheeseboard, and make wine pairing reccomendations.

You can buy your cheese online and select delivery or collection. Local delivery (up to 5 miles from our shop) for orders over £30 is free. Alternatively, order over the phone – or best of all, if you are able, come in to the shop.

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