Ribblesdale Cheese in The Grocer Dairymen Cheese Board

Superior Yorkshire Goat Gouda 31 Aug 2012 | By Julia Glotz, Richard Ford Producer: Ribblesdale Cheese Created: 2012 Region: Yorkshire What’s your story? “Not many people know that there are two cheesemakers in Hawes – there’s the Wallace and Grommit people (we are friends!) and then there is us,” says cheesemaker Iona Hill. “We were founded in 1978 by my uncle, Iain Hill who specialised in goat cheese, …

Ribblesdale Cheese Mentioned in Sept 2012 Fine Food Digest

Our friend Patrick, a journalist who writes for the Fine Food Digest has written about us bringing production of our Superior Goat, Goat Gouda in house, doubling our production.  This is the cheese that won a Silver at 2012 Nantwich!  And yes, we are desperately serious about needing more goat milk…any goat milk farmers out there, or would be goat milk farmers …

A New Video Showing Ribblesdale Cheese Making Blue Wensleydale

Back in January, our friend Roger (Tuckett) who owns the beautiful Rowleth End, a lovely up market hotel/B&B in Upper Swaledale bought one of his protegees to see us. French born Anna is a film studies graduate and very kindly offered to make a video of us making a small batch of Blue Wensleydale. Here is Anna’s film of us …

What Did You Do Today? We Made Superior Goat: Yorkshire Goat Gouda

An early start today for Stu. Pasteuriser going at 6.45am to process 1,900 litres of goat milk into our large vat. Today, Weds and Thursday are goat gouda days and Friday is an Original Goat day.  So, the milk was heated to a set temperature, stirred from time to time to ensure even heat distribution. The starter was then added …

It’s Going To Be A Nice Day Today – my Pigs Said So

Unlike Linda Evangelista, my pigs get out of bed for two things: food and sunshine. Yesterday, we were told that temperatures were going to reach 30 oC.  Like hell they did!  Is the weather as well as most other things utterly south and London-centric?  It was grey, wet and generally miserable yesterday until about 3pm until the sun dared to …

Gold Encrusted Yak Toe Cheese Made by Nubian Maidens Syndrome

Yesterday I filled in at the shop for Lydia who was a bridesmaid at her friend Hannah’s wedding; I really hope that the sun came out in time for her and that it was a splendid and joyous occasion! I would like to recount a tale, an incident that occurs on an occasional basis and is always perpetrated by men. As some …

Sharp Practice – Amount Refunded

Well, it took a couple of e-mails, but our customer has very graciously said that two amounts were charged to us in error and will be refunded. That’s very nice of them, so thank you!

Sharp Practice?

I am a little cross! It happens; I have a lot on my plate right now – am trying to complete my Masters’ dissertation by this weekend, organise milk – we are still looking for goat milk farmers – and generally catch up as I am very behind with answering people’s e-mails and getting things done: apologies all round.  However…. …

Me and Stu With our Award Winning Superior Goat: Yorkshire Goat Gouda

As you may know, me and Stu are very camera shy.  But, there is a possibility, probably only a very slight possibility that a magazine may (and probably not!) do an article about us and our goat gouda. One of the things we needed to do was to answer a lot of questions about it, the way we make it, …