Anyone who has hired Ivan Larcher as a consultant will at some time or other, buy equipment from Avedemil.  It’s a mystical destination in the Poitou Charentes region of France that is regarded as a cheese Aladdin’s Cave. Of course, when it came to buying our equipment too, we planned it into the budget to […]

Technical Cheese Geekery – Can’t wait!!

      Technical Cheese Geekery – Can’t wait!! Two years ago the Specialist Cheesemakers Association and Neal’s Yard Dairy held a conference aimed at furthering the links between artisan cheesemakers and the scientific community. Despite a generously discounted ticket offered by Bronwen Percival, I was too broke to afford to go.  At the time, […]

Dougal Campbell Bursary

Last week, the Soil Association announced three winners of its Dougal Campbell Cheese Bursary.  We applied, for Nettlebed Creamery, in early February and to be honest didn’t really expect to get anywhere.  But we did.  In fact we are one of the winners! Dougal Campbell was a very influential figure in the Specialist Cheese industry […]

Paris is always a Good Idea

As Audrey Hepburn apparently said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’.  Even better if it happens to be hosting an agricultural show which according to Patricia Michelson of La Fromagerie and various other cheesemakers, is a must see. With hopes of learning more about farming and cheesemaking equipment, Rose and I booked the Eurostar and […]