Cheese & Chutney Tasting Part I

Just a quick recap on our cheese and chutney tasting day at the Little Cheese Shop, Hawes, yesterday. January is without doubt our quietest month of the year.  We have been using our time productively, working hard on some new product development: chutneys.  Makes sense – we make cheese – why not chutneys to go with it?  We have EHO manufacturing approval, …

Waste of The Week: whey

We are Waste of the Week with Whywaste who are a not for profit organisation specialising in putting businesses in touch with each other to exchange ‘waste’.  At the moment, the waste varies from office furniture, bailed cardboard, white cotton sheet, microquilting offcuts and carpet.  This is just a selection of what is available in North Yorkshire.  Other areas are included in …

Reminder: Cheese and Chutney Tasting 11am onwards, Tuesday 25th Jan

An open invitation to everyone and anyone – come and meet us at The Little Cheese Shop next Tuesday, 25th Jan 11am onwards. We will be sampling some of our chutneys and our cheese and we would like your feedback on our endeavours. Hope to see you at The Little Cheese Shop, 11am onwards on Tuesday 25th Jan.  Your chance …

How To Improvise A Cheese Vat

The most searched for term that leads people to our blog is ‘cheese making equipment’.  If this is what you are looking for, then I wholeheartedly recommend our equipment suppliers, Brytec (website coming soon).  Although they are based in Lancashire, they travel afar. Sometimes, it is possible to carry out cheese making trials on a small scale, and improvise on a low …

Our Latest New Cheese: Mature Wensleydale

Bandage removed   Say hello to our latest new cheese: our Matured Wensleydale.  We first performed a trial of this about six months ago and matured it in our trial fridge. We took our normal Wensleydale cheese, which is golden in colour, rich, creamy and crumbly and bandaged it.  We then matured it for three months, during which time it …

Visit by Hills Fine Foods

Before Christmas, a disgraceful amount of time ago, we had a visit by Adrian and Pam Hill who between them own and run Longridge, Lancs based Hills Fine Foods. It is always nice for us to meet customers and for them to come and see us and our little dairy. Sorry it took such a long time to post this on …

Our New Mini Press

Some months ago, we started to talk to our ever-patient equipment suppliers, Brytec about how best to make mini cheeses.  We know that most people mulch up cheese and extrude it, but we didn’t want to do this, because we didn’t want to alter the texture.  Plus, most people make mini cheeses from returns and second grade cheese, where we don’t …