Harvey's of York
A wide selection of fine Cheeses (many local) Preserves, Honey & Chilli Jam Man Products
A period of ill health prompted James' change of career from Social Work to Cheese. 'I had always been a keen foodie and used to visit Shambles Market to buy local produce during my time at University here in York. So, some years after on a last minute return visit, you might say I came across this opportunity completely out of the blue but at the right time, and took it'!
In his little brick Kiosk in the middle of Shambles Market, James stocks around 70 cheeses (many local) together with a wide selection of Yorkshire Chutneys, Conserves, Honeys, Oils and the full range of 'Chilli Jam Man' products.
'I am very keen to support local producers and stock many of their award winning cheeses. There are numerous favourites from the Shepherd's Purse, Ribblesdale & Wensleydale Creameries, including a wide selection of increasingly popular goats, ewes and now buffalo milk cheese!' I am also delighted to stock a variety from the small but amazing Botton Creamery. Their award winning aged Dales End Cheddar, Moorland Tomme, Summerfield and even Yorkshire Gouda are all organic and unpasteurised and what appeals to me particularly is they are made in a beautiful community, supporting adults with learning difficulties under the direction of a Master Cheesemaker, Alastair Pearson.
I have many loyal customers and of course being central York, visitors from the UK and across the globe. All are very welcome!'
“Ask me for my recipe for a mean cheese sauce.”