What Do People Do When They Leave the Cheese Business?

It seems like a long time ago since we last spoke to Ron, the buyer at Market Rasen based Parkview Foods.  For those of you in the cheese business, you will no doubt know that Parkview was taken over by Lancashire based Carron Lodge. You could always rely on Ron for a good exchange of dry humour; it was a …

Wheyfeeds

We, like a lot of dairies in our area, use a Nottingham based company called Wheyfeeds to take our whey away. In all honesty, if they did not take our whey away, we would have a real problem.  We used to give it away to a pig farmer who came down from Bishop Auckland, but with increasing diesel costs, it …

What I Did Today

I am fascinated by what people do each day.  We all lead different lives and have different goals, ideas, ways of life and living, work, hobbies; what one person does for a living or how they pass the day is always interesting to me.  But then again, if you had asked me what I would be doing in five years, …

Our Ribblesdale Original Sheep Cheese at Man Utd VIP Fine Dining Restaurant

Wow, we are really excited to be able to say that, courtesy of Les at H&B, our Ribblesdale Original Sheep cheese will be on the menu at Manchester United’s VIP fine dining area, the Gallery restaurant. Over the course of the season, during which our cheeses feature, guests at the VIP dining room will have the opportunity to taste several …

‘Special Cheese’ for A Special Customer

For those of you who remember the League of Gentleman’s ‘special stuff’ – we were commissioned about 6 months ago by one of our favourite West Yorkshire based customers, to make what he described as a ‘Tasty Yorkshire’. Yesterday, we spent a happy morning potting it out, washing the cloths and pots, cleaning the press and dairy down, vac packing …

Ribblesdale Cheese and the Bengal Tiger

When we make cheese, we lock the front door to the dairy so that people cannot just walk in when we are making cheese. This means that people have to go around to the back of the building, making their way through some bushes and um…. a bit of undergrowth and hammer on the door til we hear. Mark, our …

Our Alternative CVs

In the style of The Grocer, for a bit of fun this Thursday, we thought we would ask ourselves some questions.  We all wanted to know what each other had answered! Question LydiaLittle Cheese Shop manager and Head of Wholesale StuOur award winning cheese maker IonaSunday shop worker, waxer, cheese make helper and runs the business What was your first …