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Shopping Local Economic Impact

40p in every £1 stays within 40 miles – Where your money goes when you spend with The Courtyard Dairy.

After seeing a diagram produced by an American farmstead cheese-maker showing how much of their turnover went back into their community I thought we’d do a similar analysis at The…

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Tommy Banks Saturday Kitchen Cheese Recipe Botton

Summer Field Alpine pesto, served with courgette stalk pasta, by Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead

Tommy Banks, from The Black Swan at Oldstead, featured this recipe on Saturday Kitchen using home-grown courgette stalks and Summer Field cheese. Serves 2 Ingredients 6 courgette stalks approx. 50cm…

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Hebden Goat Cheese Recipe

Tomato consommé with Hebden Goat cheese gnocchi by Tom Parker, The White Swan at Fence

Tom Parker, head-chef and joint owner of Michelin-starred White Swan at Fence, uses Hebden Goat cheese and season-fresh tomatoes in this amazing dish. Serves 5 Ingredients: Consommé 20 ripe tomatoes…

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Fellstone Cheese Recipe

Fellstone and Mushroom Eggy Bread, by Oli Martin, Hipping Hall Head Chef, and Professional Masterchef finalist

Oli Martin, head-chef of the three AA-rosette Hipping Hall hotel, and 2018 Professional Masterchef finalist, uses Fellstone cheese in this fabulous dish, which, when he presented it as his signature…

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Whin Yeats Fellstone Cheese

An interview with Tom & Clare Noblet of Whin Yeats Dairy (Fellstone Cheese)

Farmer and cheese-makers, Tom and Clare Noblet make Fellstone cheese on their farm near Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. Andy interviewed them to find out what makes these fantastic cheese-makers tick….

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Nettlebed Cheese - Rose Grimond

An Interview with Rose Grimond, owner of Nettlebed Creamery

Cheese-maker, Rose Grimond makes Bix, Witheridge and Highmoor on their farm near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Andy interviewed Rose to find out what makes this fantastic cheese-maker tick. Give a brief…

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Salt Cheese Flavour Preservative Reduce Low

Why is salt added as an ingredient when making cheese? Well, it’s not just for flavour!

Salt is very important in cheesemaking, for as well as helping add to the flavour of cheese, it also controls the bacteria that grow inside the cheese, helps with texture…

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Difference Between Single and Double Gloucester

What is the difference between Single and Double Gloucester?

There are many opinions and different views on what makes a true Single or Double Gloucester and how they vary as cheeses. The height, the weight, the richness, the age…

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Michael Wilson head-chef of Midland Hotel recipe

Truffle Gnocchi with Old Winchester Cheese (by Midland Hotel head-chef Michael Wilson)

Michael Wilson, head-chef of The Midland Hotel at Morecambe, uses Old Winchester in fabulous Italian-inspired dish. Try his recipe below. Serves four Ingredients 1kg Desire potatoes Rock salt 225g pasta…

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St James Cheese Recipe

Buckwheat Crumpet, St James, ramson oil and truffle (by The Forest Side head-chef Kevin Tickle)

Kevin Tickle, head-chef of Michelin-starred The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere, uses St James in this newly-created spring dish. Try his recipe below. Makes about 8 crumpets, enough for eight people…

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Baron Bigod Black Swan Oldstead Cheese recipe

Jerusalem artichoke with Baron Bigod custard (by The Black Swan at Oldstead head-chef Will Lockwood)

Will Lookwood, head chef of renowned Michelin-starred The Black Swan at Oldstead has created a fabulous dish using Jerusalem artichokes and Baron Bigod Brie. You can recreate this at home…

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Red Leicester Souffle Recipe

Twice baked Sparkenhoe red Leicester soufflé (by Le Caveau head-chef Mark Byron)

Mark Byron, chef-owner Le Caveau, Skipton, uses one of his favourite cheeses, Sparkenhoe red Leicester, on his menu to create these fabulous twice-baked soufflés. You can recreate his dish by…

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