Croome Cuisine are a small family business based on the outskirts of Worcester passionate about creating cheeses and relishes that reflect the iconic flavours of our region. We source local ingredients (where we can) introducing a wide range of flavours to cheese and smoking traditionally over Oak logs.
Our relishes are created to compliment our cheeses, keeping with the company ethos of using local ingredients (where possible), to make them a match made in heaven!
Nick has been making cheese for over 25 years, which started when he broke his leg during a rugby match …his friends thought rather than listen to his moaning they would enrol him on a cheese making course at Hindlip and the rest is history! Croome Cuisine was founded by Nick in 2010 and has grown from strength to strength. His favourite cheese flavour is Worcestershire Hop it should be he has been making it for 25 years!
Business Development Manager
Leanne joined the team in 2014 as Business Development Manager. Based in the office at the dairy she oversees the order requests and daily running of the business, as well as finding new customers and bringing energy to the team. There is no query you can think of / ask that Leanne cannot answer. Fountain of cheese knowledge springs to mind. Leanne’s favourite cheese(s) is Hobsons Ale and Wholegrain Mustard (and Christmas Cake).
James is our longest serving member of the production team, starting at the very beginning of Croome Cuisines creation, he is always happy to help and the first in line to trial new cheese flavours. He is also the only part-time employee we know who works 5 days a week and some weekends! James’ favourite cheese is Whittington Oak.
Chief Cheese Maker
Gary, our Chief Cheese Maker, joined our team in 2014. He is responsible for making the delicious cheeses we all love so much! He is a motorbike fanatic and spends a lot of his weekends on his motorbike or selling our cheese at markets/food festivals. Gary’s favourite cheese is Hot Sweet Chilli.
Retail Support Manager
Anita is our Retail Support Manager, she is also THE Mrs Hodgetts, (Nick’s wife). Anita is usually found out and about, visiting our retail customers, offering support and carrying out sampling sessions. She also enjoys creating wonderful wedding cakes.
Anita’s favourite cheese is Fig and Honey.
Rosie joined the team in 2015 as Event’s Organiser, her main task is to organise shows and events for us to attend, she also enjoys doing shows herself. Rosie. She keeps us all entertained and is a good sport by continually being the butt of the boy’s jokes!
Rosie’s favourite cheese is Cracked Black Pepper.
Billy originally came for work experience in July 2015 however after finishing his week, he enjoyed it so much, he returned as an apprentice. After completing his course he took the role of Production Operative and as they say … the rest is history! He is often caught singing throughout the day and somehow knows every word to every song!
Billy’s favourite cheeses are Whittington Oak and Hot Sweet Chilli.
Maintenance & New Product Development Engineer
Harry was the first family member to join Croome Cuisine in 2012 as Maintenance and New Product Development Engineer. He still works very closely with us whilst pursuing his own business, A13 Engineering.
Harry’s favourite cheese is Worcestershire Hop.