4 FIRST PRIZES, 1 SECOND PRIZE, RESERVE CHAMPION AND A SILVER SALVER FOR THE BEST DRESSED CHEESE!
We had a great weekend at the lovely Devon County Show last weekend. This is one of the first of the season's agricultural shows and it sets a very high standard for the others to follow. The farming community show the best of the best of their livestock, produce, machinery and wares.
LET THEM EAT CHEESE CAKE
There didn’t seem to be a lot of Christmas cake around the table this year. Personally, I didn’t miss it but then I have to confess that I never really liked it that much. Asking around, the consensus here is that Christmas cake, as in heavily booze-soaked fruitcake, marzipan and…
WINE, CIDER OR BEER? CHOICE ACCOMPANIMENT FOR YOUR CHEESE.
With the cheese season well and truly underway, our thoughts turn to the beautiful meals, banquets and super snacks we will be serving and hopefully enjoying through the dark nights and long festive evenings.Matching and pairing your cheese with a perfectly balanced accompanying drink not only makes sense, but it…
LET THE MAGIC OF THE MARKET BEGIN
There’s something wonderful fundamentally human about a market. They can happen just about everywhere there are people. They happen in war zones and affluent towns. They happen in the desert and in the city. ‘Take that cow to market!’, Jack was emphatically instructed, although the beans were not an intended…
A BIG FAT CHEESY WELSH RAREBIT AUTUMN RECIPE SPECIAL
Getting to know your Welsh Rarebit.Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit is a dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices (or other pieces) of toasted bread. Or the hot cheese sauce may be served in a bowl…
MAKE THE PERFECT PICNIC EASY
Summer is well and truly underway as even a cursory peep out the window will tell you. It is certainly hotter and drier than it has been for long while. Lest we forget, last year we were bailing out tents and suffering wet and windy downpours. It seems hard to…
WHY DOES WINNING AWARDS MATTER?
In stepping up this week and last to the metaphysical podium, it’s no secret, especially to those who make, love and follow our small company’s cheese related stories, that we have scooped more than a handful of prizes at The Devon County Show and latterly at the British Cheese Awards…
SOMERSET DAY IS COMING
I’ll be perfectly honest, I married into Somerset. Before that I just had it down as a pleasant place you passed through on the way to somewhere else. It’s hard to imagine now, working at the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co, how much my view of the world has changed. In…
DOWN ON THE FARM
There was a lowing mood down on the farm this week when we popped along to take a look at the ‘lovely girls’ who do the real hard work - so we can all enjoy the benefits. It was also a great chance for us to catch up with and…
PUTTING A SPRING IN OUR STEP
The weather is milder - well sometimes! and the crocuses are out. In Cheddar Gorge there is a hopeful note of Spring in the air. It may be something to do with the sap rising but we are embracing the need to get out and about. It started on Monday night…