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Producer Focus: A visit to Holker Farm, maker of St James cheese

Martin Gott’s cheese-making day doesn’t start until 8.30 am. By that time the milk vat is full. With just 100 litres. Most of the small farms that supply cheese to…

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Cais Tire Sheep Cheese Recipe by Martin Frickel

Barbecued Brassica Caesar Salad with Cais Na Tire (by Chef Martin Frickel)

Award-winning chef Martin Frickel uses Cais na Tire in this version of a classic Caesar salad, a perfect accompaniment to a BBQ. Serves four Ingredients 200g purple-sprouting broccoli 60g purple…

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A visit to Mike Thomson’s dairy; creator of Young Buck Blue

“This room is not for me”, stated my four-year-old daughter, Mary, as she entered the final ageing room where Young Buck Blue is matured. You could understand why – the…

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Killeen Cheese

Producer Focus: A visit to Killeen Cheese

Stuck deep within rural Ireland is the small market town of Portumna. It is near here, on a small family-owned farm, that one of the finest goats’ milk cheeses is…

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The UK’s top 15 cheese shops – The Times

Clipping from The Times national newspaper (November 2017) listing The Courtyard Dairy as one of the UK’s top 15 cheese shops.  Click here to read the full article.

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Hafod Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Hafod Welsh Rarebit by cheesemaker Rebecca Holden

Rebecca Holden of Hodlen’s Farm Dairy favourite choice of cooking her Hafod Cheddar is this adapted Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall recipe for Welsh Rarebit: Ingredients 50g/2oz flour 50g/2oz butter 250ml/9oz strong beer…

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Stichelton

New Cheesemonger Louise visits Stichelton Dairy

Read how about The Courtyard Dairy’s newest recruit – Louise Pauley went to help make Stichelton cheese earlier this year, and what she loved about the place. “I’ve decided that…

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A video visit to Stichelton

Joe Schneider wanted to make a raw-milk (unpasteurised) Stilton and so set up a small dairy in partnership with the Wellbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire in 2006. Unable to call it…

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Corleggy Cheeses

The 1980s pioneer in Irish artisan cheese – a visit to Corleggy Cheeses

Hidden amongst the forest and lakes on the border between Northern and Southern Ireland is an idyllic small cottage.  Here lies a truly inspirational cheese-maker; one of the pioneers of…

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Grass fed cheese, meat and dairy – What is it and who does it?

Take a glance at many supermarket cheese or milk labels and you’ll often see a picture of a happy cow in a field. The reality is very different, however, because…

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Yorkshire Post Cheese Shop

Meet the Yorkshire couple who have set up a cheese museum – The Yorkshire Post

Clipping from The Yorkshire Post (August 2017) on The Courtyard Dairy.  Click here to read the full article.

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Sam visits Botton Village to make Alpine-style Summer Field

A year ago, cheesemonger Sam went out to Botton Village to make Summer Field Alpine cheese. Here’s the story of his visit, learning about Botton Village’s unique way of farming…

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