Cheesemaker, Quicke's Cheese
Mary is the 14th generation of the Quicke family on Home Farm and has been running the cheese business since 1987.
Mary's passion for her dairy herd and artisan cheesemaking methods make her a leading authority on traditional cheese production. In 2005, Mary received an MBE for her contribution to farming and cheesemaking.
"When you love what you do it never feels like work, and cheesemaking at Home Farm is what makes me tick. I am inextricably linked to the land and our herd; and creating beautiful cheeses is my passion."
A truly extraordinary character, Mary’s talents stretch beyond traditional cheese and buttermaking. She is regular surfer, has a degree in English Literature, and each month, she shares her experiences of farm life in her award-winning column for Devon Life magazine.
Mary applies her cheese expertise by judging at a number of prestigious cheese competitions including the World Cheese Awards, Bath & West Show, British Cheese Awards and the American Cheese Society Awards