Cryer & Stott celebrate 25th anniversary

Family run Yorkshire cheese wholesaler Cryer & Stott are celebrating 25 years in business.

Founded in 1998, owner Richard Holmes opened his first cheese retail shop in Wakefield Market along with wife Clare and the business soon gathered pace with new innovations and flavours launched including the world’s first rhubarb cheese in 1999, made using fruit from the famous Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle.

The entrepreneurial couple opened two further shops in Castleford and Pontefract, and later The Urban Food Hall in Allerton Bywater named after their children.  Later followed a wholesale business which continues to supply many prestigious customers, including 12-tonnes of cheese to the London Olympics in 2012. 

2014 saw Cryer & Stott involved in The Grand Fromage Depart, touring France and swapping Yorkshire cheese for French with fellow artisan producers across the country, which in turn saw them invited by The British Embassy to showcase a Yorkshire Cheese Stack in Paris, and later being invited to create a special cheese for a state visit of Queen Elizabeth II.

Many national and regional awards for both their products and business followed, including the most exciting earlier this year when Richard was awarded an MBE for Services to the British Food Industry and invited to produce a bespoke cheese for the Coronation of King Charles III made with Cheddar, black truffle, and the King’s favourite mushrooms.

For more information on Cryer & Stotts 25 years of achievements and to buy their range of award-winning products online visit