Our dairy & cheesemaking history is firmly routed in the heart of Cheshire, and can be traced back to the 17th century when the Reece's family were buying milk from local farms and selling to the big cities of Liverpool & London.
In 1739 William & Mary Reece started mass farming, buying Clayfarm. The next century saw their sons & grandsons expand the family farming estates with the purchase of more dairy farms including Parkgate & Tattenhall Farms.
Reece's creamery was founded in 1886 by Samuel Reece, and his son Frank, and was set up to produce not only milk, but also cream, butter, ice cream & cheese - even exporting to South America, India & China.
1900 saw the Reece's family descendants begin to produce the Cheshire Cheese as we know it today - the cheese was younger, fresher & more crumbly. Our creamery was originally situated on the outskirts of the town in Malpas in 1916, but moved to it's current location in Hampton Heath in 1989 - where you can still find us today.