About us

We are Justina and Gareth, two cheese connoisseurs from South Norwood with a passion for our local community and exceptional food.

Our Aims

We started Little Mouse with five aims:

  1. To bring exquisite produce made by small producers - preferably local - to our community
  2. To be a positive force for good in South Norwood and beyond - bringing well-paid jobs to, and being an active part of, the local community
  3. To restore and protect the heritage of high streets and local communities
  4. To attract people from outside our community to the area and improve economic output
  5. To entertain and educate people on the value of small production and artisan food manufacturing

Our Story

Our passion for cheese is long-standing, but turned into a full-blown obsession during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 when – determined to learn more about good quality produce – we decided to join the Academy of Cheese.

The timing coincided with a new-found love of South Norwood – for the people, the nature, the green spaces, and the independent businesses in the area. It made sense for us to bring the two loves together: Little Mouse was born.

After selling at markets in South Norwood between March and August 2021, we decided to open a physical shop. It opened at 212A Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6XU on Saturday 13 November 2021. Just in time for the Christmas madness!

Since then, we have become a certified London Living Wage employer, committed to fair wages. We have spent all of our savings on restoring a dilapidated historic shop, and we’re slowly – but surely – becoming the go-to place for natural and organic wines, meads, and ciders.

Get in touch

If you'd like to work with us, or get in touch for any other reason, please us the contact form or get in touch on Instagram