One of my favourite events of the year is the Suffolk Show; this year we were blessed with good show weather, warm enough but not too hot, overcast at times so people came into the marquees looking for something to do. For me the show is a five day event. It starts with collecting goats… Read More Suffolk Show 2019 – Cheese Jokes, Butter, Mozzarella Stretching and Chèvre Dressing
For some time I have been working on a ‘Telling Room’. Have you read the book The Telling Room? It has the great sub title of .. The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese. My quest for the lost cheeses of Suffolk is a bit like that. I… Read More The Telling Room
I’ve been playing with word clouds recently so thought I would run this blog through tagxedo as my motto is for the love of cheese, it seemed appropriate. If you are in love with cheese and in the Leeds area you might be interested in this new place, just opened Homage2Fromage – the link is to their… Read More Share the love…
It has been a dashing weekend. As part of Heritage Open Day in Framlingham I had been asked to demonstrate cheese and butter making with a bit of a medieval twist. Now I’m not a re-enactor as such but if you’ve been following this blog you will know I have done quite a bit… Read More Dashing away with a….. butter dasher
Today the butter stamp of the Sciapod can be revealed. I contacted Suffolk Coastal woodturners a few months ago to ask if they could help find me someone who might create a butter stamp. They put me in touch with John Garrett (you can see his Etsy shop by clicking the link), over the last few… Read More Stamping down with a big foot…..
Time to unleash The Sciapod! My two hobbies, cheese/butter making and foraging have turned themselves into a small business. I am very grateful to everyone who has encouraged me along the way by asking me to talk to groups or take people on walks and then offering to pay! So, Sciapod Limited is now up… Read More Sciapod Unleashed and Single Easton Update
Show time! I’ve just had a fabulous couple of days at the Suffolk Show, within the children’s farm area with Easton Farm Park, making mozzarella. I am very grateful to everyone who spent time chatting about cheese and to all those on day two who tried to estimate how far we would get the… Read More Suffolk Show 2014 – Mozza-notso-yella – Streeeeeeeeetch!
I have been looking back over the progress of my cheeses ahead of planning the new season’s programme. The one that I am most excited by is the Helmingham Angleot. The idea of creating this cheese was a reference in Fruitful Endeavours the 16th C Household secrets of Catherine Tollemache, the only method I could… Read More Helmingham Angelot from young to ancient
A blog that I am very fond of is Fromage Homage, every week a new cheese and a little story. Now the owner of the blog has started setting recipe challenges. The latest one titled ‘Cheesy Romance’ is to win some heart shaped cheeses so I thought I would share a recipe for a cocktail,… Read More Cheesy Romance
The second of my Christmas progress reports. This time my Little Smiler; a bit of a refresh, this is not an attempt at a historical cheese but wanting to add a child friendly, easy eating cheese to my portfolio. I hoped that allowing it to mature I would none the less end up with older… Read More Smile!