GOUDA news for cheese lovers in Middlesbrough as Hillstreet announces we are set to welcome a brand-new retailer devoted to selling the dairy stuff.
Hillstreet Centre will soon be home to The Chuckling Cheese Company, which sells a wide range of cheese as well as a vast selection of artisan alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, chutneys, sweet treats and bespoke cheese wedding cakes.
Shop work inside the former Garage Shoes unit has already begun, which owners say they hope to have complete within the month – although an official opening date has not yet been confirmed.
Peter Drabble, centre manager at Hillstreet, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming The Chuckling Cheese Company to the centre.
“Hillstreet has been keen to expand its food offering and this is the perfect store that will really add value to the already extensive retail mix.
“I am confident it will be well received by customers, and retailers alike, and I wish the team every success with the new shop.”
The Chuckling Cheese Company, based in Skegness, was founded in 2012 by Emma and Stuart Colclough and the cheese is produced in neighbouring town Wainfleet, by Emma’s family, at Lymn Bank Farm.
The company already have a store in Hildred’s Shopping Centre, Skegness, and in August opened a shop in Doncaster’s Frenchgate Centre. The team also sell cheese at around 300 events per year up and down the country, as well as operating a cheese kioks in Woking, Surrey.
This will be Chuckling Cheese’s third store, which will create six new jobs – including a potential apprentice.
Emma said: “We are extremely excited to be opening our third store in the Hillstreet Centre as we know it is the perfect fit for us.
“Not only will this expansion create jobs in Middlesbrough, but it will also offer something new for visitors.
“The timing is perfect, just ahead of the festive season, as we sell a large selection of hampers and gift boxes which are perfect for present ideas.”
The Chuckling Cheese Company are showing no signs of stopping there either as they are already surveying other locations around the UK to add more stores over the coming year.
For more information, visit www.chucklingcheese.co.uk