Premium Home Dining – Eat Ribblesdale!

I am just  a Chartered Accountant turned cheese maker.  There are a lot of (read many!) things I do not know about and have no experience in.  Marketing is one of them.  We are currently undergoing a rebranding exercise which has been….interesting…..actually, it has, we have got some great new label designs coming up – see the quick poll in …

Wooden Shelves in a Maturing Room

It is so easy to get bogged down!  We want to build two new maturing rooms, one for a natural rinded cheese and one other.  Having been to a fair few other dairies and looked at their maturing rooms, everyone has wooden shelving.  Stainless steel is so expensive! Now, we have a grade A at BRC and they are very particular …

1,120 hits in 11 weeks!

I started this blog in order to have some sort of on-line presence.  Someone bought our domain name several years ago (….and they won’t give it back) which means we can’t have the website we’d like, so, one rainy Sunday afternoon at the back end in April, I decided to start a blog – (it also tied in quite nicely …

Where to Buy Cheese Making Supplies

There is an updated blog piece about where to buy cheese making supplies. I’ve talked about where to source cheese making equipment, here is a bit on where to get your supplies, from starter culture, rennet, cheese cloths, moulds to wax.  Below is a collection of places that I either use or know about. Starter Culture and Rennet Worcester based …

Third Prize at the Great Yorkshire Show

In 2008, we won Supreme Champion for our Superior goat cheese.  This year, we won third prize which is still better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick, as they say around here. Still not bad at all, so we are pleased!

A Collection of Stuarts and a New Customer

I wonder what the collective noun is for a collection of Stuarts is?  Stuart is our newest recruit, who, along with Lydia and I, make a total of three.  Today, we had a visit from Stuart from Leeds based Direct Fruit Supplies.  Add to that, my brother (who was not here) is called Stuart.  Very strange! Stuart was lovely and …

Where To Buy Cheese Making Equipment From

People often ask me: where can they buy cheese making equipment from.  I had to create our little dairy  from scratch back in 2008 after an interlude of almost 10 years of not being cheese makers – before my time, so I had to discover too. It was a tremendous  learning curve – what equipment, where and how does it …

Great Recipe for Halloumi

It’s really weird; only on Friday, Lydia and I were talking about halloumi cheese and how to make it.  Then the next day I see that Alli, a Northern lass, now living in New Zealand looked at my blog.  I looked at hers and what do I see – a great recipe for making halloumi cheese on her blog.  She has kindly …