Meeting the Lady from Radio 4’s Farming Today

I confess, I am an unashamed Radio 4 listener.  It is one of my morning rituals to rant at it whilst listening on my way to work and the journey home.  Actually, we listened to Farming Today on the way down.  My friend Pat told me that we got an honourable mention on the Friday – excellent news! Here’s me …

Getting to Know Fowlers Cheese at Nantwich

Here are Adrian and Adrian, occupants of the stand next to ours.  The Adrian to the left is the main man for sales and the Adrian to the right is the owner.  Fowlers are the oldest cheese making family business in England and are continuing the traditions of handcrafted cheeses at the dairy in the leafy pastures of Earlswood. We …

Meeting Mark Clegg at Nantwich

I haven’t seen Mark for such a long time.  He looked very well and it was good to meet him and catch up.  Mark Clegg are a wholesalers in Lancashire with a new and very wizzy website.

Setting Up At Nantwich

On Monday, Lydia and I met at work at 6am, to load up our cheese, chutneys, display materials and all the other paraphernalia we have been slowly accumulating over the last month.  Stuart stayed in Hawes, working his socks off, with Mark, making cheese and holding the fort whilst we were away. Bleary eyed, it took us twenty minutes to …

Visit to See Mr Moyden

Shrewsbury based Mr Moyden, aka Martin and Beth were good enough to allow us to drop in to see them on the way to Nantwich last week. Mr Moyden makes four exceptionally good award winning unpasteurised cheeses: Wrekin Blue, Wrekin White, Newport and Newport 1665. Beth and Martin had previously come to see us at Hawes to gain some ideas …

The winners of the Hard Cow’s Milk Cheese Great Taste Awards – we are tenth one down

award entry entered by telephone Quickes Traditional Extra Mature Cheddar Quickes Traditional Ltd. 01392 851 222 Quickes Traditional Vintage Cheddar Quickes Traditional Ltd. 01392 851 222 Old Winchester Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers (P. D. Smales & Son) 01794 399982 Vintage Cheddar Isle of Man Creamery Ltd. 01624 632019 Cheddar Daylesford Organic 0207 2594900 Traditional Double Gloucester Belton Cheese Ltd. 01948 662125 …

Great Taste Award Hard Goat Milk Cheese

Here are the winners of the hard goat milk cheese category at the Great Taste Awards.  Interesting that we are the only British winners and that we have two awards in the same category: St Tola Organic Soft Log Inagh Farmhouse Cheese Ltd. 00 353 656 836633 Corleggy Corleggy Cheeses 00 353 499522930 Matured Goat Cheese The Ribblesdale Cheese Co …

Doing Shoe String

We are quite good at doing things on a ‘shoestring’ as we’ve come a long way in the last three years on very little: we now make eight goat cheeses, four cow cheeses and two sheep cheeses and have won awards at the Yorkshire Show in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and at the Great Taste Awards in 2009 and …

Preparation for Nantwich Part II

It has been a busy week.  Apart from the great news about our two show wins – we haven’t entered any more this year – we’ve been planning for our trip to Nantwich and our stay on the Bradbury stand. Our latest acquisition has been business cards (yes, I know, we didn’t have any..) and a banner to dress our stand with.  And …