MCE decided to develop a mobile dairy unit after over 10 years
of meeting and sharing the experiences of farmers and the
public who had made the decision to explore the feasibility of
making their own cheese, as either a way of diversification or
starting up a completely new business venture.
For them, there always seemed to be one
common emotion. Frustration! Nearly all of
the people we had spoken to had the same
Do I need planning consent?
What about Health & Safety?
How long before I can start making
What if it is not for me or I need smaller
or larger equipment?
Do I have to Project Manage it myself?
How much do you think the whole thing
How can I make my cheese different?
Is there grant funding available, if so how
do I get it?
Apart from helping them with the actual
process equipment, we were unable to
help them with all their concerns other than
offer advice. It seemed that they really
needed a whole package presented to
them developed for their individual needs.
The extra costs to facilitate this would of
prevented it from being financially feasible.
Taking this into consideration and much
more, we decided that a way to assist with
this would be to control as much as possible
within what we supply.
From there The Little Cheesery was born.
We had in the past helped produce a larger
scale version with 20ft and 40 ft static
containers, these are an excellent way of
providing a ready built factory, however we
believed a more compact unit would create
opportunities for a wider audience, certainly
where space is prohibitive.