Cheese Musings & Tips


Yorkshire cheeses: what are the very best Yorkshire cheeses?

Being a Yorkshire cheesemonger and with Yorkshire Day fast approaching (1st August) I thought now is an especially appropriate time to champion Yorkshire cheese!

Click below to read a brief history…

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The ideal cheese gift selection?

Cheese lovers everywhere purchase their cheese online from The Courtyard Dairy.  Quite often, the cheese they purchase is not for them, but is intended as a gift, maybe for a…

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Richard III Wensleydale cheese – what makes it different?

Why does The Courtyard Dairy stock Richard 3rd Wensleydale, instead of the very good Wensleydale cheese made at Hawes Creamery?

Find out by clicking below….

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America’s ban on cheese mites

The FDA in American is banning some cheeses due to cheese mites.

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Cheese types, part two – classifying cheese types by texture and flavour

An explanation into the various methods of classifying cheese types by their texture and flavour.

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Different cheese types, part one – classifying cheese by how it is made

An explanation of the methods of classifying cheese by how it is made.

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Cheeses to watch 2014 – Young Buck Cheese and Nettlebed Creamery

Every year, brilliant, new, unusual and exciting cheeses are developed in the UK.  Last year, for example, saw the introduction of Little Anne, Baron Bigod and Cais Na Tire.

Here are…

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Mother’s Day cheese gifts – a selection of the best…

With Mother’s Day fast approaching now is the time to choose that cheese gift for your Mum!  

If your Mum is a cheese lover, or you are just tired of…

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Where to buy the best cheese? Britain’s best cheese shops….

We appreciate that not everyone lives in North Yorkshire to buy cheese from The Courtyard Dairy and click here to view  some of Andy and Kathy’s favourite cheese shops and…

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What is the blue veining in traditional Cheddar? And can I eat it?

I’m often asked if the natural blue vein that finds its way into non-blue cheese is edible.  The answer is: by and large, yes.

But what is it and how…

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Mail order cheese: the eco-friendly way The Courtyard Dairy packages each cheese delivery ordered online

The Courtyard Dairy pays tremendous attention to ensure the highest quality of cheese is sold in the cheese shop or sent out for delivery direct to the customer, so that…

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Cheese gifts. How to choose the perfect cheese selection…

If you have cheese lover as a friend or relative, then a cheese gift may just be the perfect present for them, whether it’s for their birthday, a special treat…

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