Our Story

Partisan Cheesemonger & Deli is the product of our long friendship, a shared obsession with cheese and a love of small, independent and locally focused shops. After many years of working in London, in 2015 we (Mike and Owen) came to the realisation that it was time to change our lifestyles to suit our passions in life. With the support of our families and most notably our wives, almost a year later we were able to open the doors of this, our first commercial venture.

It has been a labour of love and we hope that our enthusiasm for our work; our produce and the ideals of quality and customer service above all, come across in the shopping experience in Chapel Street, but also in our online shop.


In a pub in London over a pint of ale the plan was hatched to open a cheese shop.


After viewing a range of premises across Guildford we stumble across 14a Chapel Street, former record shop.


Learning new life skills such as angle grinding, plumbing and carpentry the shop starts taking shape.


After receiving some cheese deliveries some inquisitive locals knock on the door and we are open!


After the first week of trading an impromptu party breaks out in the shop.


We get our alcohol licence so a tour of local vineyards is essential .


Bring in the big cheddars!


New wedding cheese cake offer.


Partisan Events, pop up bar nights, Guildford’s smallest and cheesiest bar, cheese and wine pairings, private hire


Partisan Cheese Club launched and instantly popular #whatdowebuydadforchristmas!


Partisan Wholesale, providing advise and top notch cheese to local wine bars, vineyards, hotels across Surrey.