Cheese Musings & Tips


British Territorial Cheeses – traditional British cheeses and their characteristics

Ever wondered what makes a Caerphilly, Cheshire and Cheddar different? 

Click below to see what characteristics a cheese grader would expect Britain’s key territorial’s to exhibit: examining their body and texture, flavour and…

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Exploring territorial British Cheese – from Cheddar to Cheshire: what’s the difference?

The traditional British Cheese types are often called the ‘territorials’; as they take name from the counties or areas where they come from, but what is the difference?  Find out…

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Pigs milk cheese developed in North Yorkshire

Over the last few months local North Yorkshire business The Courtyard Dairy and Blue Pig Company have teamed up to develop a brand new cheese: one made from pigs milk!

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What is an artisan cheese? And what do the words traditional and farmhouse mean?

‘Farmhouse’, ‘traditional’ and ‘artisan’ are not protected terms so essentially mean nothing! This blurs the boundaries as far as the consumer is concerned – so what is an artisan, traditional…

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Top Ten Cheese Gifts for Mother’s Day

Yes, it’s that time of year again… and don’t forget that mums love cheese!

Here are ten amazing cheese gifts just right for mums that love cheese:

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Help name a brand-new cheese…

Win a three-month subscription to The Courtyard Dairy Monthly Cheese Club by simply thinking of a name for a brand-new goats’ cheese

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Valentine Day cheese gifts

For this year’s St Valentine’s Day you could keep up this tradition and give the cheese-lover in your life a delightful heart-shaped cheese (or maybe a whole cheese gift box!)….

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Monthly cheese delivery – how do we decide which cheeses to send?

Every month cheese lovers all over the UK receive a box of cheese delights delivered to their door from The Courtyard Dairy.  But how does The Courtyard Dairy decide which…

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Celebrate Scotland’s superb artisan cheeses this Burns Night

Cheese isn’t just for Christmas!  And with Burns Night on its way shortly after, what better time is there to celebrate all things Scottish by rounding off your Burns Night…

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Frequently Asked Questions – the monthly cheese club gift

Every month cheese selections are delivered to lucky cheese lovers throughout the UK as part of the monthly cheese club.  If you are thinking of subscribing, or giving it as…

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Cheese jokes

A list of the common and well known cheese jokes frequently heard in the shop … from cheeses to tempt a bear out of the woods (Camembert) to cheeses you…

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Unveiling The Courtyard Dairy’s brand new Camembert Bakers.

This week has seen the delivery of a new, long-awaited product: Camembert Bakers. 

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