Welcome to the Sciapod Dairy Diary. I am striving to recreate lost Suffolk cheeses and to develop some of my own. The dairy diary will be a place to record my attempts and to store pieces of research as the story starts to emerge. At the moment I am just separating the curds from the whey, a bit of pressure and we’ll see how things mature.
Why Sciapod Dairy? I am a story writer and an ex-podiatrist. In Dennington Church there is a wood carving of a Sciapod, a mythical beast with enormous feet. It is said that he is shading the creatures he has caught from the sun, I prefer to think he is protecting enormous cheeses, to prevent them being spoiled by the heat.
If you are a food historian, cheese maker or someone interested in testing cheeses I’d love to hear from you.