Ribblesdale Cheese Win Three Gold Star Awards at the Great Taste Awards!

We entered two competitions this year: the Great Yorkshire Show and the Great taste Awards. 7,482 cheeses were entered into the Great taste Awards – wow, we are SO pleased! The three cheeses that have won Great Taste awards are: Old Tyme Wensleydale Matured, Natural Rinded Goat (also a Yorkshire Show winner) and Original Goat (also a Yorkshire Show winner) In …

Ribblesdale Cheese Scoops Three Prizes at the Great Yorkshire Show 2011

Will write more in detail when know more detail! But two seconds and a third prize is not bad!  Pats on the back all round… Cheese Of A Single Farm Origin. E.G. Dorstone, Tymsboro, Yorkshire Fine Fettle. FIRST: 505 M O Holbrook, Bath, Bath & North East Somerset Tymsboro – unpasteurised goats milk Second: 504 Ribblesdale Cheese Company 1978 Ltd, …

Tidying the Cold Room – Before and After

Lydia is very particular about keeping the cold room clean and tidy.   So am I and so is Stu but together we cringe when we abandon cheese straight out of the press in to it, all nicely vac packed, knowing that Lydia will be cross with us.   Or when we have all done a big hand waxing session, …

This is What 1,900 litres of Goat Milk Looks Like!

Today, we made the largest amount of cheese in one vat – ever! Somehow, we managed to pasteurise 1,900 litres of goat milk into our large vat which had about two inches to spare to the top at one end and less the other end by the outlet valve, as the vat is on a slope.  Stirring it was fun, …

Cheese Vats for Sale – ask Brytec!

One of the most searched for item on our blog is ‘cheese vat for sale’. The cheese vat that our equipment supplier and friends, Brytec, had for sale is now sold. But they can help you to source and refurbish a vat to your specification – steam, hot water or electric powered – everyone has different requirements that can be …

Scales Calibration

Each year, we have our scales calibrated, not only as part of our BRC audit but because we want to be sure that we are weighing things correctly for our customers. On top of that, I check them every Monday with our own weights and record any discrepancies – thankfully, none to date, but one of those things that needs …

Planning for Nantwich 2011

Yesterday, Lydia and I had a quick planning session for the forthcoming Nantwich Show.  We have been invited to attend a stand by Buxton based Bradburys. Lydia and I will be there for 3 days, setting up on the Monday in preparation for the show start on Tuesday 26th July which is the Trade Day and the following day is for …

Direct Fruit Supplies (DFS), Leeds heading for a Creditor’s Voluntary Arrangement

There is an update to this blog post in April 2013 here. There is another update to this whole sorry Direct Fruit Supply saga re Michael Marcus, the MD growing cannabis and getting caught here 6th September 2013. You heard it here first. Second business in what, three months to have problems; first Bruce Oliver and now Direct Fruit Supplies (DFS). …