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Wednesday 16 July 2008
We were hosts to the British Cheese Awards on Friday. And so it was that 910 different varieties of cheese arrived at the farm on Thursday. It doesn't sound that bewildering, but a good delicatessen probably only carries a couple of dozen varieties. Mayhem, it was. A cavalcade of cars and couriers; crates of the stuff pouring up the drive. From every corner of the kingdom they came, from Cornish Yarg to Orkney Cheddar, Lincolnshire Poacher to a highly prized Swiss-style cheese called Desmond from West Cork.
Saturday 12 July 2008
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Along with hundreds of others, Christopher Anderson yesterday braved the torrential rain of a Gloucestershire hillside to take part in a bizarre local custom: he ran down a near-vertical slope in pursuit of a round of cheese. Victorious, he was the first to seize it. But, in doing so, he picked up more than just a malodorous dairy product. The muddy, frenetic some might say downright lethal conditions on that hill eventually saw Anderson carted away on a spinal board by medics, following suspected injury to his back.
Thursday 10 April 2008
We may be the subject of European culinary ridicule, but nobody – not even Charles de Gaulle – could accuse the British of not being good at making cheese. With British Cheese Board putting the number of varieties in the UK at more than 700, it seems that the small-cheesemaker is on the rise.
Saturday 29 March 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
Wednesday 12 March 2008
The Camembert civil war is over. For once, the small battalions have defeated the big cheeses.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Sunday 08 October 2006
Monday 02 October 2006
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Saturday 22 October 2005
Saturday 23 July 2005
Tuesday 19 April 2005
Saturday 02 April 2005
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