This week at Easton Farm Park I attempted my first blue cheese. Within my project I have in mind recreating the ‘missing’ Suffolk cheeses but also developing some of my own. This includes creating a blue to be called Navy Surplus – for those that have been following the timeline, the joke will be that… Read More Stilton Shivers – Navy Surplus – Toby’s Walk
This weekend I decided I would take on mozza-yella again; my yellow mozzarella made with gorgeous Calf at Foot Dairy full, rich, Jersey milk. The last two sessions hadn’t gone well, the first I’d used a different recipe and the second I tried and failed to make my own recipe and ended up with India… Read More You silly clot – Mozzapaneer
…you spend your time off at museums and art shows looking at cheese. I have had the pleasure of doing both over the last few days. I visited the Museum of East Anglian life, primarily to take a look at the Crowe Street Cottages. A double dweller that used to house estate workers, it has… Read More You know you are a turophile when….
Today I decided to go and have a chat with the Sciapod, he rests in Dennington church on a pew end. I like to think that he is protecting cheeses from the heat with his enormous feet. As I was studying him and taking pictures two couples arrived and we started chatting. One couple were… Read More A halfpenny for them?……….
Samuel Pepys is often quoted in relation to Suffolk cheese, his wife apparently being vexed by it. I’ve taken a look (via project Guttenberg, wonderful thing) at his entry for October 4th 1661 and find that it reads “Friday 4 October 1661 By coach to White Hall with Sir W. Pen. So to Mr. Montagu,… Read More and so to bed……(by the vexed husband of Mrs Pepys)
This is going to be quite a long post. The reason being I want to try and transcribe from various sources a large piece of The farmer’s boy, a rural poem by Robert Bloomfield. Snippets of the poem are often quoted in articles about Suffolk cheese. It is cited as the source of jokes about… Read More What but the common virtues of a post….