Last Week in the Life of Ribblesdale Cheese

Happy Easter, everyone, hope you are all having a lovely, restful and relaxing time.  I am painting and prevaricating. The good things of last week: Apart from coming in for a couple of hours to vac pack the last Superior Goat Gouda make, we had Friday off – woohoo! Two more cheese making classes booked Stu and I made a …

Snow…still…

A few weeks back, when Stu arrived early to start pasteurising, he had to clear a path in the snow for the forks, which we use to transport milk into the dairy.  He said to me later: this is the last time we have to do this, isn’t it? I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that our part …

Last Week in the Life of Ribblesdale Cheese

The good things We met Frances who was a lovely cheese course attendee on Tuesday after a good Tasty Yorkshire make on the Monday It was Stu’s birthday on Tuesday Stu made 2,000 litres of our Yorkshire Goat Gouda: Superior Goat and I assisted – and we got the pot size just about right! We did some mad waxing on …

Highs and Lows of Ribblesdale Cheese’s Week – how was yours?

Highs A good Original Goat make on Wednesday with Andrew, our part timer’s help and an 11.8% yield A good dairy cleaning day for Stu and a good and productive office day for me Speaking to a lady called Frances from Blackpool who is making costumes for three witches in the Dido and Aeneas opera and would like the silk fabric she …

Ramifications of Horsegate in the Cheese Industry

I look forward to reading Paul George’s column in the Speciality Food Magazine except where (in the past) he says that cheese makers need to control their costs and lower their prices.  I am sure that George is aware of rising milk prices and that most of us continue to cut costs to the bone without compromising quality.  Having said …

Farewell Bob of Leagram’s Dairy

This is the second funeral of a well known cheese person in a year.  First Mandy at Swaledale, now Bob. I first met Bob about five years ago when I was thinking of starting a dairy.  He was kind enough to put up with me for a short while, (as I knew nothing, am still learning), in his dairy so …