Producer Visits


Hafod Cheddar – a video visit to Holden Farm Dairy

This five-minute video tells the story of Hafod cheese, from the very beginning of the Sam and Rachel Holden’s journey into cheese making to how the cheese is made now.

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Keen for Cheddar? A visit to Keen’s Cheddar at Wincanton, Somerset

The backbone of any cheese-shop in the UK is a great Cheddar cheese.  Keen’s Cheddar, made in Somerset by the same family since 1899, is one of the best. 

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British Brie made the French way; a visit to Baron Bigod

Bungay is a long way from North Yorkshire.  But in the pursuit of good cheese, The Courtyard Dairy’s cheesemongers will travel to the ends of the earth so it was…

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Bleu de Termignon: try it before it dies out…

Learn more about Bleu de Termignon from this documented visit to one of the last three producers.  Making by hand on a small chalet at 2000m high in the Alps…

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Baron Bigod Brie – a video visit to Fen Farm Dairy

This five-minute video tells the story of Baron Bigod cheese, from the very beginning of the Crickmore’s journey into cheese making to how the cheese is made now.

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What makes Dorstone goats’ cheese so special?

Dorstone goats cheese is a regular favourite of cheesemongers across the UK.  But what makes Dorstone so special – find out it’s story, history and how Charlie Westhead’s excellent cheesemaking…

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Cheesemonger Deb visits Botton Creamery: the home of Dale End Cheddar

Last month Andy took all the staff out to visit The Courtyard Dairy’s favourite cheesemaker: Botton Village Creamery.  Their cheeses are great, and their story is extra special, here is…

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How Dale End Cheddar is made

Last month cheesemonger Deb went off to visit The Courtyard Dairy’s favourite cheesemaker: Botton Village Creamery.  Their cheeses are great, and their story is extra special – read about Deb’s…

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Pam visits Sparkenhoe Red Leicester cheese….

Last month we sent Pamela Curran, cheesemonger in training, to see how Sparkenhoe red Leciester Cheese is made.  The Clarke’s are the only-remaining makers of unpasteurised farmhouse red Leicester cheese…

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Deb’s first visit to a cheesemaker: Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese

The morning of Thursday 17th April had finally arrived.  My colleague, Pam, and I, were being taken on an amazing educational “day out” by Andy and Kathy, owners of award-winning…

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A video visit to Kirkham’s Lancashire

Every couple of months Andy, Kathy and occasionally some of The Courtyard Dairy staff like to pop over to visit good old Graham Kirkham (of Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese fame) and…

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The pioneer of British blue cheese: Robin Congdon – Beenleigh, Harbourne and Devon Blue

A story to tell the tale of Robin Congdon, the master of the blues.  The latter is rightly credited as the creator of Beenleigh Blue, Harbourne Blue and Devon Blue…

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