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Six Of The Best Yorkshire Cheeses – Yorkshire Life

Clipping from Yorkshire Life (June 2013) on the best Yorkshire Cheeses (including Dale End Cheddar from The Courtyard Dairy).

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The big cheese on the board – The Yorkshire Post

Clipping from The Yorkshire Post (June 2013) on The Courtyard Dairy.

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James Aldridge – a true pioneer of artisan British cheese

James Aldridge became a leading figure in the revival of specialist farmhouse cheese. It is thanks to these visionaries like him that unpasteurised farmhouse cheese was kept alive. They kick-started…

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Cheese Wedding Cakes – how do you choose the right one for you?

For those of you wanting to buy a cheese wedding cake to help you celebrate your special day, you’ll want to choose cheeses that are important to you and are…

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Old Winchester: read the tale of a modern British cheese

One cheese-making course and 11 years of hard work have enabled Mike and Judy Smales (of Lyburn Farmhouse) to create one the finest modern British Cheeses around: Old Winchester.

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Sparkenhoe Red Leicester cheesy dums – 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 and use up leftover mash.

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The history of heart shaped cheese – St. Valentine’s and Neufchatel cheese

Contrary to popular belief, heart-shaped cheeses are not a recent invention for the Valentine’s Day bandwagon, but originated over 500 years ago. 

To read the story of heart-shaped cheeses, click below….

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Running a cheese-shop … for dummies. (4/4)

Part four –  the first few weeks..

Part four of the four-part series on how The Courtyard Dairy was created.  Click below to read more….

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Opening a cheese-shop … for dummies. (3/4)

Part three – chilling it down.

Part three of the four-part series on how The Courtyard Dairy was created. Click below to read more….

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Opening a cheese-shop … for dummies. (2/4)

Part two – getting it open.

Part two of the four-part series on how The Courtyard Dairy was created.  Click below to read more….

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Opening a cheese-shop … for dummies. (1/4)

Part One – choosing the right place for a cheese shop.

Part one of the four-part series on how The Courtyard Dairy was created.  Click below to read more….

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Previous cheese tastings

Click below for details of the previous cheese tastings at The Courtyard Dairy.

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