Ribblesdale Cheese Blog 2011 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click …

Retail Cheese Sales Increase…and some thoughts on the artisan cheese market

According to the Cheese Uncut section of the Jan 2012 edition, Speciality Food magazine: ‘Retail cheese sales increased by 5.2% to £2.56 bn in 2011.  Extra mature cheddar is the most sought after variety, with mild and mature cheddar falling slightly.  Cheddar sales, which account for 55% of the total volume of cheese sold, have grown by 2.4%, slightly more …

We’ve Been Mentioned on Phileasdogg.com!

Phileasdogg.com is a UK travel website written by dogs for dogs. This is Attlee’s view of his trip to Hawes and a lovely picture of The Little Cheese Shop. Red In Tooth And Hawes The people decide to go to a little town called Hawes for another walk but, as soon as we step out of the car, it begins …

Some Blog Stats

I should be ashamed to admit this, and it could be the accountant in me, but I like stats, figures and lists. Here are some interesting stats of the hits on our blog.  I started it at the end of April 2010 and we now have 40 followers – far less than on Twitter: Months and Years Jan Feb Mar …

The Day Before…

Hello to 2012! Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas break and great New Year celebrations. Well, it feels like I have not been away from work.  In a sense, we have it quite lucky, that because we do not have our own animals: goats, sheep and cows, it means we do manage to get a break from making cheese and can close …

Happy New Year to all Our Cheese Friends

Happy New Year to all our blog readers and cheesey friends.  You have all been a massive support to us in 2011 and I am hoping that you will all be with us in 2012. I am determined not to let go of 2012 in the way that 2011 just evaporated! Wishing everyone lots of health, happiness and success for …