Penny Pig and Snouter Overheat

Poor old piglets, they have endured a very long and very cold winter, braved the snow for weeks, about which they were very unimpressed, and last weekend they had to cope with the first really hot spell. Of course, it is all over now, we are back to temperatures of 9 degrees C at mid day, (I hope that wasn’t the …

Lucy from the BBC

  Me taking a picture of Lucy taking a picture! BBC researcher Lucy paid us a flying visit to check us out for a programme she is helping to research.  It is about a man who will be tasting local artisan foods.  I asked her if I could have his job, and she laughed. I explained to Lucy how our …

Visit by H&B Worcester

Today we had visitors from our customer H&B: Les, Barbara, Tim and Luke from Manchester, Manchester, Easingwold and Richmond respectively.  It was great to meet them and put faces to names.   We had a good time talking about how cheese is made and the subtle variations of cheese making.  Lydia showed the guys how we hand wax all of our cheese and they had …

A Busy Thursday

Last Thursday was a busy day.  I took the 7.09am train to Leeds which is part of the famous and scenic Settle to Carlisle route, only I go in the opposite direction which is slightly less scenic!  I live close to the Ribblehead station near the iconic Ribblehead viaduct and it takes around 1hr 35 mins to get to Leeds.  I hotfooted up …

All Visitors Welcome!

  Last week, we had a couple of visitors. First, we had Nick and Midori (what a pretty name) from Dorset. They had bought some of our Original Goat cheese from Elijah Allens, the fine food shop in Hawes which was started by the current owner Richard’s great-great grandfather Thomas in 1860.  Richard told Nick and Midori where we are (on the …

The Guardian 30/4/10: Ribblesdale Cheese on Menu at Vanilla Black Michelin Recommended Restaurant

This is an excerpt from The Guardian 30th April 2010 about Ribblesdale Cheese Pudding being a favourite at Vanilla Black restaurant in Chancery Lane. Vanilla Black, which opened in 2008 near Chancery Lane in London, epitomises the trend. It is one of only two Michelin-recommended vegetarian restaurants in Britain, alongside Brighton’s long-established Terre à Terre. “It’s very classical, the way …