Producing the Goods

Michael Eavis opens Frome’s Milk Station

DAIRY farmer and founder of Glastonbury Festival Michael Eavis, who is a supporter and friend of Frome’s Cheese & Grain, visited the venue to launch the new milk vending machine in the foyer. The venture is the initiative of dairy farmer Andy Salmon at Tytherington Milk Station, at Bullsbridge Farm in the village of Tytherington…

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Food and drink from the sea

FEBRUARY has seen the launch of #DorsetAquaBites, a campaign by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, showcasing the county’s aquaculture, with the aim of making Dorset an international leader in this growing food and drink sector. Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing and harvesting of marine algae, seaweed, fish and molluscs, in all types of water environment….

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The Cheese Box opens at Quicke’s Home Farm

DEVON-based cheesemaker Quicke’s is opening a new cheese counter and tasting room on Saturday 25th January, at the family’s Home Farm near Crediton. The new store, which will be launched with a tutored tasting event led by Stuart Dowle, replaces Quicke’s Farm Shop. It will focus on cheese from the South West, along with a…

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A yuletide truckle from Quicke’s,

CHRISTMAS is a time when most cheese-lovers enjoy some special treats, whether it’s a great Stilton (with or without port) or one of the country’s finest traditional Cheddars, for which we are spoiled for choice! Among the best are the three great Somerset traditional farmhouse Cheddars, from Keens near Wincanton, Montgomerys of North Cadbury and…

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Somerset dairy is cream of British cheese

A FAMILY of cheese-makers based at Hewish near Weston-super-Mare took three of the top awards at this year’s World Cheese Awards, held for the first time in Italy. Trethowan’s Dairy Ltd, originally from Wales and now settled in Somerset, won Best British Cheese and Best Mature and Best Extra Mature Traditional Cheddar for their Pitchfork…

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Dorset Sea Salt Co. crystallised with sharp new look

A YEAR after winning The Seed Fund annual prize, Dorset Sea Salt Co has revealed a new look for its range of natural and flavoured sea salts. The Portland-based start-up company has spent the year working closely with Seed Fund mentors, including branding and marketing consultancy, The Collaborators, and has now unveiled a contemporary new…

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Rogue River Blue wins World Cheese Awards

AN organic blue cheese from a creamery in southern Oregon was named World Champion Cheese 2019 at the World Cheese Awards,  held for the first time in Italy. Rogue River Blue, chosen by the panel of judges in Bergamo, is the USA’s first champion in the international competition, organised by the Guild of Fine Food…

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Mary Quicke – Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

DEVON cheesemaker Mary Quicke has been named Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award at the national Women in Dairy Conference, held at Sixways Stadium, Worcester. She was selected by the panel for having consistently demonstrated the core values of Women in Dairy –  to connect, share and inspire. Since taking the reins of the…

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