The Winner of the Snow Book

Was Duncan the builder from the Ribblehead. I would have taken a picture, I had my camera with me, but it didn’t quite seem the right time… Duncan guessed 2nd December and it snowed like crazy on 6th December 2012 so Duncan is the recipient of our snowball cheese as he was the closest guesser, except that it was a …

A Happy Christmas from Ribblesdale Cheese

Hope everyone is having a great break, not too many call outs (Brytec), not too much beer (you know who you are!) and that everyone is feeling happy, replete and relaxed. With best wishes Iona at Ribblesdale Cheese

Penultimate Day At Work

Neither Stu nor I do Christmas.  We are a pair of modern day humbugs.  So to that extent, it is business as usual except that apart from our usual Wednesday customer order, we have just about wound down.  Andrew bought in a box of Quality Street which is remarkably still there, and a chocolate orange which I am resisting and I bought in some …

Another One of Those Days!

Where to start!  Last orders are just about over now, but we had a large number of Christmas boxes to send out and three Christmas Cheese hampers.  I tried to print out labels on the Parcelforce website, but was greeted with the message, we cannot pick up from you until Jan 2013.  This involved a 20 minute call to arrange …

Last Monday of the Year: last cheese make and last mad waxing

It’s all go here, so a quick blog post.  Stu and I did some emergency waxing first thing and got a few tables of both Original Goat (as we had none in stock) and our best selling Superior Yorkshire Goat Gouda.  So now we have a full cold room once again, ready for last orders. At the same time, Stu …

A Day in the Life of Ribblesdale Cheese

First thing, Stu and I surveyed the cold room.  It was extremely sad looking and a little forlorn with many empty shelves.  This is not a good sign, not at this time of year when we need to be fully stocked with waxed, labelled, bagged and boxed cheese. Stu and Andrew had put the smoker on last night and Stu had …

Monday was Graduation Ceremony Day

Three years ago, I signed up to an MSc at Leeds University Business School in Manufacturing.  Now, three years down the road, course done, dissertation finished, in and marked, nine of our class graduated yesterday.  It was a really good course and I enjoyed it and learned a lot which in some cases I have applied in our work situation. It was …

A Busy, Multi-Tasking Sort of Day So Far…

Today, whilst Stu was pasteurising, he set to making some more of our Yorkshire Bowlers as we have only four left in stock. They have been bouncing out of our little dairy like hot potatoes or cricket balls, should I say. Stu had valiantly already zested and juiced the lemons I needed to make a vat of Granny’s Apple Chutney …