The Last Couple of Weeks at Ribblesdale Cheese

It has been a very busy couple of weeks.  Business wise, we have had both a good April and a good May which has been great, to be busy.  We have been making goat cheese twice a week and I have been practicing some potential new cheeses.  Maybe I am not very experienced, but it amazes me that it is …

A Day of Many Parts

Whilst Stu and Andrew have been valiantly making a 1,900 litre vat of Superior Goat Gouda (105 pots) I have been having a bitty day. First off, we received a possibly unintentionally funny letter from one of our customers about health and safety, reminding us of our duty not to jeopardise the safety of their delivery drivers.  It says, ‘several …

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 …

Ribblesdale Blue Wensleydale a Sell Out

Wow, we have had a busy week which is a good feeling as October was dire and not just for us, by the sound of our other cheesey friends’ feedback. And we picked up a new customer which we are very proud about – more on that later as I will be taking pics of them when they come to …

Ribblesdale Cheese Scoops Three Prizes at the Great Yorkshire Show 2011

Will write more in detail when know more detail! But two seconds and a third prize is not bad!  Pats on the back all round… Cheese Of A Single Farm Origin. E.G. Dorstone, Tymsboro, Yorkshire Fine Fettle. FIRST: 505 M O Holbrook, Bath, Bath & North East Somerset Tymsboro – unpasteurised goats milk Second: 504 Ribblesdale Cheese Company 1978 Ltd, …