The Truckle Truck hit the road in 2018. I’d spent some 13 years ‘learning cheese’ and discovering the amazing industry that I now have the immense priviledge to be a part of.
The Truckle Truck itself is a 1969 Citroen HY van – a few of the questions I get asked the most are: ‘Does it drive?’ (Yes, albeit rather slowly and steadily), ‘Is it left-hand drive?’ (Yes again, which can be fun in country lanes!) and ‘Does she have a name?’
Of course she does – introducing Susie.
Running what’s probably the smallest cheeseshop in the world means my counter is also rather ‘bijou’. The cheeses that get a spot are award-winning, rare cheeses, cheeses made by new cheesemakers and cheeses that have been made for centuries. They are, quite simply, the best of the best.
Where can you find us?
Every Thursday, 8 – 3pm. Shaftesbury Market
Every Friday 10 – 3pm, Wincanton Market Place (outside the post office)
Second Saturday each month, Bowerchalke, 9-12 (10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December)
Third Sunday each month, Sherborne Market, 10 – 3pm (18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November)
Saturday 16th October, Fontmell Magna Early Christmas Market 11 – 3pm
Saturday 23rd October, Shaftesbury, 9 – 4pm
While Susie and I tend to stay pretty much within our local area – we’re based in Shaftesbury, North Dorset – you can still buy the cheeses, biscuits and accompaniments if you live further afield. We send boxes of deliciousness all over the mainland UK (except islands and the Scottish Highlands, sorry!), so no one has to miss out on the cheese!