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Sinodun Hill Goats Cheese Recipe

Sinodun Hill with roast vegetables

Cheese-maker Fraser Norton of ‘Norton & Yarrow’ a favourite way to cook her Sinodun Hill goats’ cheese: Ingredients 1 Sinodun Hill goats’ cheese cut into 1-2cm chunks Vegetables e.g. red…

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Sinodun Hill Goats Cheese Tartlet Recipe

Caramelised onion and Sinodun Hill tartlets – cheesemaker Norton & Yarrow’s recipe

Cheese-maker Rachel Yarrow of ‘Norton & Yarrow’ a favourite way to cook her Sinodun Hill goats’ cheese: “I often cook this at home!” Ingredients 1 Sinodun Hill goats’ cheese, cut…

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Award Cheese Local Food

‘Local Food & Drink Champion’ in The Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars.

The Courtyard Dairy has been crowned ‘Local Food & Drink Champion’ for The North of England in The Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars. The Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars are an annual…

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Hebden Goat Anglo Nubian Goats

Hebden Goat – a video visit to the farm

Gillian and Tim Clough farm a small herd of 10 Anglo Nubian goats in Hebden Bridge (England). Gillian hand-milks the goats every day before using it to make Hebden Goats&#8217…

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Norton & Yarrow Cheese

An Interview with the Norton & Yarrow – goat farmers and cheese-makers of Sinodun Hill

New cheese-makers on the block, Rachel and Fraser make Sinodun Hill goats’s milk cheese on their farm near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Andy interviewed them to find out what makes these…

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Lacaune Sheep Cheese

Producer Focus: A visit to Holker Farm, maker of St James cheese

Martin Gott’s cheese-making day doesn’t start until 8.30 am. By that time the milk vat is full. With just 100 litres. Most of the small farms that supply cheese to…

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Young Buck Blue Banner

A visit to Mike Thomson’s dairy; creator of Young Buck Blue

“This room is not for me”, stated my four-year-old daughter, Mary, as she entered the final ageing room where Young Buck Blue is matured. You could understand why – the…

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Killeen Cheese

Producer Focus: A visit to Killeen Cheese

Stuck deep within rural Ireland is the small market town of Portumna. It is near here, on a small family-owned farm, that one of the finest goats’ milk cheeses is…

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The UK’s top 15 cheese shops – The Times

Clipping from The Times national newspaper (November 2017) listing The Courtyard Dairy as one of the UK’s top 15 cheese shops.  Click here to read the full article.

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Stichelton

New Cheesemonger Louise visits Stichelton Dairy

Read how about The Courtyard Dairy’s newest recruit – Louise Pauley went to help make Stichelton cheese earlier this year, and what she loved about the place. “I’ve decided that…

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A video visit to Stichelton

Joe Schneider wanted to make a raw-milk (unpasteurised) Stilton and so set up a small dairy in partnership with the Wellbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire in 2006. Unable to call it…

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Corleggy Cheeses

The 1980s pioneer in Irish artisan cheese – a visit to Corleggy Cheeses

Hidden amongst the forest and lakes on the border between Northern and Southern Ireland is an idyllic small cottage.  Here lies a truly inspirational cheese-maker; one of the pioneers of…

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