Nanny State Attempting to Strike Again re Salt in Cheese

Unnecessary’ high salt levels in cheese, health group warns (www.bbc.co.uk) Large amounts of unnecessary salt are being added to cheese, the health pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash), has warned.The group analysed 722 cheese portions of 30g each and found many contained more salt than a bag of crisps.The saltiest type was roquefort at 1.06g per 30g. …

Accidents Happen – Wax Attack!

Yesterday we were doing some mad waxing and we had my friend Pat working alongside us to help us out.  As readers of this blog will know, we hand wax a lot of our cheese – not all, as we naturally rind some. We spent a little time training Pat how to wax and she was getting on quite well. …

Mad Waxing Day Monday and Tuesday

I imagine, like all cheese makers at this time of year, we have been busy.  Last Thursday alone, we had about a tonne of cheese go out of the door, which is a lot for a little cheese makers like us. To keep up with demand, Stu and I have been waxing cheese like crazy.  On Monday we waxed a …

What A Quarter of a Tonne of Cheese Looks Like

This is what a quarter of a tonne of cheese looks like.  This morning, I vac packed 109 of our Yorkshire Goat Gouda cheeses.  They were in the brine bath and left to drain.  There are 109 of them with a total weight of 230kgs. Each cheese has its unique batch number written on it so that we can trace …

Another Vet Snouter Behaved Badly With

Appalling English in the title, sorry about that, but descriptive. Poor old Snouter is not very well.  He has deep splits in three of his trotters which makes it very painful to stand.  Adam the old vet, Snouter’s former adversary has retired and I am not keen on  his replacements, so we changed to Dalehead vets in Settle. I first noticed …

Original Goat Making Today

Yes, I have not blogged for almost three weeks (apologies), because we have been short staffed and very busy, so I am going to bore you all to death with three posts in one day! Whilst I am being silly and frivolous writing messages to Orchard on their cheese, Stu and Andrew are making 1,850 litres of Original Goat.  It …

Silly Day at Ribblesdale Cheese

We have a lovely customer called Orchard who are part of City based Michelin recommended Vanilla Black.  Orchard can be found at Sicilian Avenue in Bloombsbury and close to Holborn and is run by Alice and her team. I wish Orchard had opened when I lived in London,  because I lived about 3 minutes walk away from Sicilian Avenue.  Orchard …

Meet Our Latest New Product: Yorkshire Bowlers

People who know me know that one of my favourite sayings apart from ‘I love my pigs’ is that there are TWO cheese makers in Hawes. Not many people know this and that we make award winning Wensleydale ourselves using milk from a small, local traditional farmer called Thomas.  Thomas is very shy and it took him a good eighteen …