Cheese Musings & Tips


Why cheese red

Why is red cheese ‘red’?

Have you ever wondered why some cheeses, like Cheshire, Red Leicester and Shropshire Blue, have such a dark red/orangey hue?  And did you wonder “Is it natural?”

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An interview with Sam Holden: maker of Hafod cheese

An interview with Sam Holden; cheese-maker of the fabulous Hafod cheese! Find out what Sam loves on the food scene, the ethos for his business and his recommendations on the…

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Washed rind cheese

What is a ‘washed-rind’ cheese? And why do they smell?

Ever wondered why some cheeses really stink?  And what is a ‘washed-rind’ cheese?  Find out here…

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Tunworth cheese

An interview with Stacey Hedges: maker of Tunworth cheese

An interview with Stacey Hedges; cheese-maker of the fabulous Tunworth and Winslade cheeses! Find out what Stacey loves on the food scene, her ethos for her business and her recommendations…

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Rollright Cheese From Kingstone Dairy

An interview with David Jowett: maker of Rollright Cheese

Brief synopsis of your business & career? We began experimental cheesemaking on the 9th March 2015, and began to sell cheese in August 2015 The cheese dairy itself was built…

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An interview with Marion Roeleveld: goat farmer and maker of Killeen cheese

An interview with Marion Roeleveld; farmer and cheese-maker of the fabulous Killeen cheese! Find out what Marion loves on the food scene, her ethos for her business and her recommendations…

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John Rudden: an interview with chef/owner of Grassington House Hotel

An interview with John Rudden, owner and chef of the award winning Grassington House Hotel. Find out what he loves on the food scene, his ethos for food and his…

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Amazing Etivaz: come to an exclusive limited-availability tasting…

Last month Andy and Kathy went to visit Frederic and Irene Chabloz, one of the few producers of Etivaz cheese.  Perched 1550m high on the side of a mountain, they…

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Raw milk cheese revolution

Unpasteurised v. Pasteurised cheese – what are the differences?

What is the difference between cheeses made with raw and pasteurised milk?  Does it make a difference to flavour? Are there any health concerns?

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An interview with Sarah Hampton: creator of Capra Nouveau

An interview with Sarah Hampton; farmer and cheese-maker of the fabulous Capra Nouveau cheese! Find out what Sarah loves on the food scene, her ethos for her business and her…

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Brie vs. Camembert – is there really any difference?

I once had an esteemed food critic come into the shop and say “well, Brie and Camembert – they’re the same thing anyway”.  Not wanting to contradict and upset him…

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Unusual French Cheeses for Bastille Day

This is the month to talk about French cheese – what better time to celebrate French cheese than Bastille Day on Tuesday 14th July.  So this July give a little…

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