UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.
UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.

Delivery & Returns

Covid-19 delivery service update

So far, we have seen a manageable increase in our order volumes. As our dispatch capacity fills up, we are closing preferred delivery days. We will do our best to ensure your cheese arrives as close to your preferred delivery day as possible. 
The preferred delivery date you chose at checkout is shown below your delivery address on your order confirmation. 
Due to the volume of orders both ourselves and our couriers are handling at the moment, your order may arrive 1-2 days either side of your preferred date. Rest assured that the cheese is not in transit for an extended time. We appreciate your understanding. 
We will let you know when when we prepare your order.
If your delivery is with DPD, you will be able to track it's progress from when they pick up from us. The DPD collection occurs after the order is packed, typically on the same day. Please bear in mind that your tracking number will not become fully active until the cheese is in transit. Once the order is in transit, it is the customer responsibility to keep an eye on delivery notifications, for ease we ask that you provide a mobile number so you receive these via text. If you foresee any issues with your delivery, please contact us as a first port of call, we are preferred DPD customers and can access live information on your behalf through their customer service team.
Please keep a 2m distance from delivery drivers at all times. As a precaution, both DPD & our drivers are offering safe place/no signature required delivery only. For both yours and their own personal safety, many drivers do not ring doorbells or knock. Please keep an eye out for your order within the delivery window provided. We cannot accept responsibility for goods lost or stolen after delivery.

Delivery charges

The below is a guide. Please enter your postcode on the checkout page for more precise delivery charges and confirmation of the service available in your area. The postcodes detailed below are changed dynamically by our couriers. 

    Zone 1Most UK postcodes.  

    Standard Delivery: £6.00/Free on orders over £29.50 

    Premium Delivery: £9.00/£3.00 on orders over £29.50/Free on orders over £150.00  

    Zone 2 Applies to the following postcodes: AB, FK, IV, KA, some KW postcodes, PA, PH, ZE and BT. 

    Standard Delivery: £6.00/Free on orders over £150.00.  

    Zone 3: Applies to the following postcodes: HS, some KW, TR, JE, IM and GY.   

    Standard Delivery: £15/£9.00 on orders over £60.00/ Free on orders over £150.00. 

    Republic of Ireland, Mainland Europe & rest of World

    Neal’s Yard Dairy exports extensively throughout Europe and the rest of the world, so please contact us for individual stockist’s details.

    Collection from one of our London shops is free


    Order online – collect in our shops

    We have a Click & Collect feature that allows you to place your order online in advance and choose a day you’d like to collect your cheese from one of our shops. Typically we accept orders for next day collection up to 12 midday the day before, although during peak times lead times can extend to up to 48 hours prior. 


    When to order

    You can order online in advance and choose a day you’d prefer your cheese to arrive. Typically we accept orders for next day delivery up to 12 noon the day before, although during peak times lead times can extend to up to 48 hours prior to delivery. If you are ordering cheese for a special occasion, be sure to select a preferred delivery date a day or two before your event in case of courier delays. For example, if your event is over the weekend, it is best to choose Wednesday as the estimated delivery day. At all times please bear in mind the information relating to preferred delivery days below.

    Preferred delivery day

    As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we unfortunately cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order. We ask that you let us know when you would prefer the cheese to arrive and assure you that we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close to then as possible.


    Our packaging comprises Neal’s Yard Dairy cardboard boxes, insulated with Woolcool liners and Opus Bio biodegradable cushions. We don’t offer gift wrapping, but we think our boxes are rather handsome. You can see an example below. When the weather is warm, we will also include ice packs, which will melt in transit to help ensure the cheese stays cool for as long as possible. We do not usually deliver in refrigerated vans. If you would like to know more about our temperature policy, click here.

    Neals Yard Dairy selection box insulated with a wool liner containing pieces of wrapped cheese

    Tracking my order

    You will receive a tracking email and text message notification from the courier when your cheese is collected from us. You can follow the progress of your order via the link in this notification and choose your safe place. In the morning of the day your cheese is due to arrive you will receive another notification with a one hour window slot for your delivery.

    We will be keeping an eye on our deliveries. If you spot an issue with your order, please contact us and we will be happy to follow up with the courier on your behalf.

    How do DPD options work?

    The range of DPD options available to you is specific to your delivery address. Not all the options mentioned here are available nationwide. As we are sending cheese, a perishable item, we consider the options listed as 1, 2 and 3 below as the most suitable for our products. Please note that all of these options are actionable after the cheese has left us. If you have any questions or issues with your delivery, it is best to contact us as a first point of call. We cannot take responsibility for any changes you may make to your delivery address or date through the DPD app, as these changes automatically cause delays.

    1. If you choose “deliver to a safe place” you will need to specify the safe place and leave delivery instructions for the driver. You will need to accept full responsibility for parcels that are left in the safe place. In most instances the parcel will be left in the safe place on the scheduled delivery day. If you suggest a safe place which the driver deems to be unsafe (e.g. on a doorstep on a busy high street) or which is difficult to understand (e.g. hide behind the folly) they may reject your instructions and attempt to deliver the following day.

    2. If you choose to have your cheese delivered to your neighbour, you will need to choose the specific neighbour from an address dropdown. If your preferred neighbour’s address is not listed, it is considered too far away for DPD to drop to. Delivery to your neighbour usually happens on the same day as the delivery was initially scheduled for, but this is not guaranteed.

    3. If you choose to have your cheese redelivered to a pickup shop, the cheese will go back to the depot, and be sent to the shop for pick up the following day. If your chosen pickup shop is full, your order may be taken to an alternative pickup shop further away. We advise you to keep this in mind when making this change.

    4. If you change the delivery day the cheese will be held by DPD (in a warehouse) until the delivery day that you have chosen. We strongly advise customers against choosing this option.

    When the delivery arrives

    Unpack the cheese from its box. In the unlikely event of a problem, please contact us immediately.

    Standard delivery

    Standard delivery orders should arrive between 7AM and 7PM on your preferred delivery date and costs are listed below. During peak times, for example in the run up to Christmas, these hours are extended. If you live in a remote rural area, or in the Scottish Highlands, delivery may take 2 days from dispatch.

    Pre-12 delivery

    Orders sent on a pre-12 delivery service should arrive between 7am and midday on your preferred delivery date and costs are listed below. If you live in a remote rural location this service may not be offered in your area. If you are unsure, please check with us before placing your order.

    ***Due to the high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic our priority service will aim for delivery before 2pm instead of 12pm. Even with pre-12 delivery, we cannot guarantee delivery dates or times, please bear this in mind before choosing to upgrade. 


    Deliveries to the Republic of Ireland

    If you would like to place an order for delivery to the Republic of Ireland, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7500 7520 and we will be happy to help you.

    If your order is delayed

    In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your delivery, please let us know as soon as you are aware of the issue. We will be happy to follow up directly with the courier on your behalf.


    We don’t accept returns of cheese products or other perishable goods. The only products in our online shop which we can accept returns of are our cloth bags. For more information, visit our terms and conditions page. In the unlikely event that there is a quality concern around your cheese we may ask you to send us some photos to help us better understand the issue.

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