Jul 4

Applebys Cheshire

Applebys Cheshire Cheese

Last weekend we went on the annual Speciality Cheesemakers farm trip and visited Hawkstone Farm in Shropshire, home of the famous Applebys Cheshire. This 3rd generation cheesemaker opened up their farm and dairy to us and explained how history, passion and science all come together to produce the best artisan Cheshire cheese around today.

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Jun 10

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Apr 15

Italian Cheese and Wine

Italian Cheese and Wine Tasting Guildford

Italy – land of so many wonderful foods!

We love the variety of cheeses that can be found in Italy as well as the gorgeous wines that can be put with them.   We recently ran an Italian tasting with the Surrey Wine School where we combined 6 cheeses with 6 wines.  The tasting began with a soft, buttery young cheese called Bel Paese which means ‘beautiful country’ and paired it with a fresh, dry Prosecco.  This light, inviting combination showed that Italy isn’t just about full bodied reds like Chianti or rugged strong cheeses like Parmesan (although we tried that later in the evening!).

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Jan 16

Cheese Geek: Those crunchy bits in Cheddar aren't salt...


Many people think those crunchy bits in very mature cheddars are left over salt (sodium chloride) from the cheesemaking process. This isn't actually the case even though salt is used in making the cheese. The crunchy bits are actually two things depending on whether they are on the inside or outside of the cheese.

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