Cheese Etc open for business, opposite Pizza Express in Uckfield High Street.

Roller coaster first day for new Uckfield cheesemonger

Yesterday started well for Uckfield’s new cheesemonger. An hour-and-a-half into their day Martin Sergison and Sharon Douglas were very happy with the level of business … but then there was a power cut.

It was difficult to carry on working but the couple kept their doors open so potential customers could call in and have a look around. The power came on again at 4.10pm so they will be ready for business again today.


Before the lights went out – customers explore Cheese Etc.

Martin said: “We’ve decided to call it a preview day.” Sharon remained calm: “These things are sent to try us.”

On Friday the couple were stocking the shelves ready for a party on Saturday night for suppliers, tradespeople and other special guests, including Uckfield Mayor Cllr Louise Eastwood.


Jams, chutneys and pickles galore at Cheese Etc at 168 High Street, Uckfield.

This morning they were officially open and there were samples of cheese and biscuits to try. By the time the power went off good reports were spreading quickly about the shop.

You can get an idea of what the shop looks like in Uckfield News pictures here which were taken shortly before the lights went out.


Sun-blushed tomatoes and olives on the table at Cheese Etc.


Between 100 and 120 different varieties of cheese at Cheese Etc.


Charcuterie at Cheese Etc.


The welcome mat at Cheese Etc.

• Contact details for Cheese Etc are available 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Cheesemonger or Shops.

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