Producing the Goods

Metro accolade for Hotch Potch

DORSET’s Hotch Potch Savoury Pies, based in Sturminster Newton, were top of a list of gluten-free winter warmers in the urban free newspaper Metro. The article was looking at the best winter dishes for people who need gluten-free food – quite a challenge when it comes to pastry. You envy your friends enjoying a chicken…

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Winning wedges are Devon-sent

ONE of Britain’s best-known and most respected cheesemakers, Devon-based Quicke’s took four awards for its acclaimed clothbound cheeses at this year’s World Cheese Awards, the world’s largest cheese show. In competition with 3,000 entries from 35 different countries, cheeses from across Quicke’s range were praised by the panel of international cheese experts at the awards’…

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Cornish Kern is 2017 World Champion Cheese

AN alpine style cheese from Cornwall has been named the best cheese in the world at this year’s 30th anniversary World Cheese Awards, at Tobacco Dock in London. Cornish Kern, made by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, of Ponsanooth near Truro, the makers of the famous nettle-covered Cornish Yarg, was crowned World Champion Cheese, chosen from…

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Two scoops for your festive cheese board?

THREE star Great Taste Award-winning Swoon gelato has launched a cheese gelato to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Cheese Awards, which are being judged in London at Tobacco Dock on Friday 17th November. Swoon’s head gelato chef, Luisa Fontana (pictured), has created two limited-edition savoury gelati to mark the anniversary, featuring Montgomery’s Mature…

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Who will be the new big cheeses?

AS the cheese world gathers at London’s Tobacco Dock for the 30th anniversary World Cheese Award judging, the Guild of Fine Food has invited some of its top judges to shine a light on the people they believe will shape the next chapter in cheese. The 15 industry leaders have put forward the names of…

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The buzz about mead

MEAD is an ancient drink – sometimes called honey wine and said to be the oldest known to man –  and right now it is having a moment! Sales are up 10 per cent in the past year, with a big demand both sides of the Atlantic, and Lyme Bay Winery is predicting growth like…

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How Now Dairy reinvents the milk round

AFTER months of planning, funding, building and branding, supported by The Seed Fund, How Now Dairy is now delivering milk to the doorsteps of the South Hams in Devon. Awarded the Bristol-based Seed Fund’s runner-up prize in 2016, How Now is the latest start-up to come through the Seed Fund Academy’s educational programme and benefit…

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The Liberty Lady wins in Bridport

IF you’ve never heard of a  Liberty Lady, a Sherbert Pom Pom, a Fireman’s Helmet, or a Delice du Cherice, you’re not alone – these are the names of some cocktails created by mixologists for Liberty Fields’  Porter’s Perfection Vodka Cocktail competition at Dorshi in Bridport. Contestants representing The Cow & Apple in Dorchester, Bridge…

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