Original Betsy

Once upon a time

There was a caravan named Betsy; born in 1964 she was knocking on a bit, but still full of character and life. Some may say she was a little run down and rough round the edges, but all she really needed was some good old TLC.  

In a land, not so far away, there were two friends named Farah and Jo, with their vision and passion they gave Betsy the TLC she needed to become the beauty she is today. They took her to the streets of Devon to win awards and getting well known for gourmet street food, quality and of course cheese. As with all good things, changes in circumstances meant the end of Betsy and Stinky Vintage or did it? 

Two superheros in Zoe and Jamie discovered Betsy and found it was love at first sight, they made the long journey down to the gorgeous Devonshire countryside to meet Farah, Jo and most importantly Betsy in person, then on the hottest day of the year made the painfully long journey back to the beautiful North Yorkshire with Betsy in tow and so our story begins! 

how it all began
FInal Betsy

The story starts here

Finding Betsy was the easy part. We fell in love with Betsy from the very first photo, and after our visit to see her in the ‘shell’, we knew she was the one for us. Beautifying her to perfection was a long journey, she certainly had the full axle, floor, windows, paint job, and new fancy clothes deisgned by graphic design gurus Clevera, and applied by signwriter supremos GK Signs. Throughout the renovation the most important thing was maintaining Betsy's original appeal whilst giving her a new lease of life. It's taken some time but she was definitely worth the wait.

So, the hard part...what to use her for? As big lovers of food there were so many options, but we knew we wanted something unique. It had to be versatile, it had to be popular, and most of all it had to be damn tasty. It had to be cheese!

Pay homage to the fromage

Ah the noble cow, or her little sister the goat – producers of the humblest of daily essentials; milk. Through the miracle of science (and quite a bit of experience), our friend milk becomes transformed into its much more mature brother cheese.

What can’t you do with cheese? The opportunities are endless: cheese on toast, cheese toasties, cheese scones, cheese straws, mac cheese, cauliflower cheese, cheese fondue, cheese soup; we could go on all day and we haven’t even started on the sweet stuff.


When we were researching popular cheesy delights we actually spoke to a girl who was allergic to cheese (poor girl!) but she loved it so much that she still ate it and took allergy tablets straight after; now that is commitment to the cheese, respect.

So as you may have gathered by now, we love cheese. We think everyone should pay homage to the fromage and dose up on their calcium intake. It’s versatile, and so are we. So, if you have an event coming up, lets chat cheese

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Meet the cheesy team

Stinky Vintage was set up to get more out of do something we love and spend more time with the people who matter. Family is what Stinky Vintage is all about; we’re a family business with family values.

So, to start with the humans we have Zoe aka The Big Cheese, she's the organised one, the party planner, the people person, the diplomat, the negotiator, the spreadsheet queen and of course; the cheese obsessive. Her cheese of choice is a good old vintage cheddar. Her partner in crime is Jamie aka Comander-in-Cheese, the practical one – the experimenter, the vision, the creative flair, the interior designer, and obviously; the cheese obsessive. His cheese of choice is halloumi, the squeaky greeky.

And, as every good team needs, we have the pooches, otherwise known as the stinkettes. Lexie and Annie, who love a homemade cheesy dog biscuit, look out for the biscuits at the dog friendly shows. Together we make Stinky Vintage - the cheese loving loons. 

It's a family thing
Take it cheesy