Anne Wigmore started Village Maid Cheese in 1986 after she had been working for the National Institute for Research in Dairying in Shinfield for 10 years. She was initially working in the microbiological department, and then learning of her craft for cheesemaking in their research dairy department.Today the brilliant team at Village Maid continue to produce artisan cheeses that are recognised as some of the best in Britain. 

Their team of cheesemakers and dairy staff are committed to creating beautiful handmade cheeses that are enjoyed all over the world thanks to dedicated wholesalers and retail partners. 
Anne has developed a number of different cheeses. Waterloo is a semi-soft washed curd cheese made from Guernsey cow's milk. Wigmore was born a little bit after and is now established as a unique white rinded semi-soft ewe's milk cheese. Wigmore has received many awards over the years such as Best English Cheese and best Semi-Soft Cheese.

Anne's son Jake joined the business with his fiancée Kayleigh in 2017 and set about developing another cheese, Maida Vale. Similar to Waterloo, this semi-soft washed rind cheese is made using Guernsey cow's milk with a rind washed in a local craft IPA called Soundwave from Siren Craft Brewery. 

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