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The great cheddar heist

September 29th 1998.  10 days before the British Cheese Awards results are released.  Will Montgomery’s Cheddar win ‘Best Cheddar’ and ‘Best Traditional British Cheese’ for the third year on the…

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Dale End Cheddar and Botton Creamery

All about the amazing Dale End Cheddar made on the North Yorkshire Moors by Botton Creamery.

Alastair only makes a small amount of cheese: he farms only 46 Dairy Shorthorn cows…

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A big cheese now – Yorkshire Life

Clipping from Yorkshire Life (October 2013) on the The Courtyard Dairy.

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Hafod Homity pie – cheese-maker Sam Holden’s recipe

Cheese-maker Sam Holden of Holden Dairy has a favourite way to cook Hafod cheese is the Hafod Homity Pie below “… or of course you could do a Hafod Welsh…

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Ogleshield raclette recipe

Recreate this classic Alpine dish in your own home!  Perfect for those cold wintry nights.

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Taste notes – House & Garden

Clipping from House & Garden (September 2013) on The Courtyard Dairy.

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Brilliant new cheeses to watch out for…

Details and an introduction into five of the best newly invented British Artisan cheeses from this year.  Including Baron Bigod, Cais Na Tire, Little Anne…

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Tarentais cheese – a visit to an amazing producer

I’ve visited a lot of cheesemakers.  Very rarely have I been back twice.


But some producers are awe-inspiring. Tarentais cheese is one of these.

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Bubbling Sparkenhoe Red Leicester – cheese-maker David Clarke’s recipe

Cheese-maker David Clarke of Leicestershire Handmade Cheese has a favourite way to cook his creation that is Sparkenhoe red Leicester.  Read more by clicking the link below.

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Mites, mites, glorious cheese mites!

Cheese mites. An age-old enemy. They revel in life’s lactic joys , burrowing they way deep into the rind. Slowly but surely eating their way through dry, aged cheese, turning…

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Salers de Buron Traditional, an ancient way of making cheese

Andy goes off to visit a very special farmer making Salers de Buron Traditional Cheese.  Making by hand on a small farm in the Auvergne mountains their method of cheesemaking is…

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Rennet in cheese – the science: how does rennet work?

Rennet is one of the most important tools in making any cheese.  But how does it work and what does it do?

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