About us

 Rowcliffe is Britain’s leading importer and distributor of quality cheese and fine foods. We have been serving premium supermarkets and independent retailers since 1967.  


In 1967 Anthony Rowcliffe discovered artisanal cheeses from small producers at a French market. Since then, Rowcliffe have been championing speciality cheeses from all over Europe and local British cheesemakers. Our cheeses have a story of their own and are often made with recipes handed down from generation to generation. We still proudly uphold Anthony’s vision and appreciate that the cheeses available today are thanks to his campaign to support small artisan producers.

Our family of employees are passionate, knowledgeable and understand how to support customers’ commercial needs. Our specialist food technical team uses scientific and legal knowledge to optimise and protect trade. Our knowledgeable sales team ensure a high standard of service is delivered to both Independent and Multiple Retailer Customers.

We aim to be the number 1 partner of choice for artisanal cheeses and speciality foods; through surpassing expectations in product and service.



Rowcliffe continues to retain the BRCGS AA+ Grade for Food Safety following our 2023 inspection, which is the highest level a food business can obtain. This is incredibly important for us — and our customers — as it demonstrates that our business operates to a globally recognised standard for food safety. We look forward to continuing this high standard of operation and maintaining the utmost level of food safety for our customers.