R.P. Davidson is a long established traditional cheese factor based in Chesterfield, historic market town, famous for its "crooked spire", the parish Church of St. Mary and All Saints.
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We are now members of the Guild of Fine Food - click om their logo below to view their website.
Do also look at the British Cheese Awards Masterclasses here.
From our Market Hall shop, we also sell fresh bread, sandwiches, pork pies, pastries and our ever popular locally made oatcakes.
For our Christmas 2013 / New Year 2014 Cheeseboards, please download our leaflet here.
Browse through our website to find details of the products we
sell, from our
wide range of cheese - traditional English, English blue, British
goat / sheep milk, French, other continental cheeses and other
- through to our speciality "celebration" cheese cakes. Follow the link
to Wedding Cheese Cake
or to Celebration
Cheese Cake for this
delightful new approach to "cakes" for a special occasion.
In our proprietor, Simon, we have a wealth of experience in selecting, sourcing, storing and serving the best of English and Continental cheeses to both the general public and to the trade. Our staff are all knowledgeable in the field of cheese and will be happy to advise you.
We are conveniently placed in North Derbyshire, adjacent to the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Sheffield and the rest of South Yorkshire. If you have the opportunity, why not visit our wonderful market town of Chesterfield, the extensive open market and the refurbished Market Hall.
Of course, no such visit can be complete without walking into our shop,taking in the aromas, viewing the marvellous extensive selection of cheeses, and perhaps even purchasing some to enjoy with your family and friends. "Don't quibble, ask for a nibble", prior to making your choice. If you're local, consider coming to one of our Cheese Tasting Evenings.
In our selection of French Cheese, you will find some from products from the area surrounding Chesterfield's twin town of Troyes. In particular, there's our Chaource cheese . In due course, our website will feature our French connection. One new addition to our product lines is Pete Welbourne's award winning Lincolnshire Plum Bread excellent with our cheeses.
We stock some of the cheese from Sean Wilson's Saddleworth Cheese Company. Many of you will recall Sean as Martin Platt in Coronation Street for more than 20 years. Sean joined our stand at Bakewell Show in his company's early years and succeeded in carrying off a major prize in the Cheese competitions. View some of our photos. Sean also joined us, with his own stall, at the Chesterfield Market Festival at the end of October 2009. View a short film on YouTube of Sean in Chesterfield.
Simon is running some tasting evenings at the shop, £10 per person. These are on the first Thursday of the Month, from 7 to 9 p.m. If you are interested in one of these evenings - spent tasting and learning about different cheeses, please telephone him on 01246 201203 or 07970 281717 or pop into the shop to reserve a place. Download a poster here.
10 The Market Hall
(Use postcode S40 1TL, and house no. 1 for Satnav)
Tel. 01246 201203
Mob. 07970 281717
You will find us on the North side of the
Market Hall, in one
of the external facing units, opposite the Post Office (S40 1TL above).
View a Google map showing how to find the market hall area.
Please note we do not normally operate a mail order service - except for Wedding and Celebration cheese cakes.
If you've travelled to our shop from afar, never fear, we can vacuum pack your cheese purchase to extend its quality and freshness.
Monday to Saturday 7 am through 5 pm
Our new shop has been designed and fitted out by Kapco developments, a local firm.
Congratulations to Peak-FM on it's 10th birthday ! See photo with our cheese celebration cake here.
See also a movie clip of a visit to the shop
in January 2012 !
The 2010 Friday 4th June show was from our shop. Also, last year, Becky Measures from Peak FM Breakfast show "lost" the challenge with Sean to have to shout "Pound a Bag" outside the shop. See the YouTube footage. Also see our Show Photo page for some still images of both occasions.
We exhibit at a number of local food fairs including the Derbyshire Food Fair (this year was at Hardwick Hall on 21st / 22nd May. We also exhibit at Denby Christmas Food Fair in early December and Belper(Sunday mid-July). Our major outing, was at Bakewell Show (1st week in August).
We participate in the Chesterfield Market Festival at the end of October.
some photos from our
previous show activities.
We are also providers of Ploughman's Lunches to the Annual CAMRA Chesterfield Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel and to the CAMRA Chesterfield Market Beer Festival and the Beer2Net festival at the B2Net Stadium.
Last year, we joined with Brampton Brewery and provided ploughman's lunches for the Mayor's Appeal.
Follow our cheese page link to find details of our cheese selections.
Link to our display of a selection of Photos from the Country Fairs, shows and Food Fairs we attend.
was 15th - 21st April. You missed it, but need not miss out on the wonderful cheese. Pop into our shop and buy some !