Rob Christie runs Christie’s Cheese from a small trailer style stall on the market area outside Argos, with more different kinds of cheese than you ever knew existed! There is often a queue for his delicious goodies, as they are so popular with people from all walks of life.
Where are you from?
I live in Colkirk in a wooden house we built ourselves.
How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
I have been coming here since 1985 and am here whatever the weather!
What are your opening times here?
8am – 3pm.
What other markets do you attend?
Dereham and Swaffham.
What led you to running this stall?
A love of cheese and good food and the fact at that time there was no cheese stall on the market.
What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The friendliness of both the customers and the other traders, and I have built up a good regular following over the years.
What do you sell?
Cheeses – local, British and continental. When we began there were no local cheesemakers and now there are many: Mrs Temples, Ellie Betts (Ferndale cheeses), Sam Steggles, Jane Murray ( Willow Farm), Bircham Windmill and Norton’s Dairy. And their appetising cheeses include Binham Blue, Wells Alpine, Norfolk Dapple, Wensum White, Norfolk White Lady and many more.
Also very popular are our home cooked ham on the bone, homemade pickles and chutneys, Mrs Bean’s cakes and scones, olives of many kinds, a range of deli products, filled rolls made to order, and in the winter – warming pea and ham soup.
Interview by Dawn Wakefield