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Gorwydd Caerphilly: A slice of history
Caerphilly cheese is deeply rooted in Welsh history and food culture. Prior to the mid-nineteenth century, it used to be a staple food for farmworkers and miners, but its production sharply declined to the point of extinction. Luckily for us,...
Press Release: The Cheese Lady crowned 2022 Scotland Regional Winner!
The Cheese Lady crowned 2022 Scotland Regional Winner! On Monday 25th April specialist retailers, suppliers and the Awards judges came together in person at Farm Shop & Deli Show to celebrate the very best of the sector as the Regional...
A Spring Artisan Cheeseboard to Impress
When composing a seasonal cheeseboard, the obvious choices may appear to be the cheeses that are fresh and made only a few days prior, like fresh goat’s curd or burrata. These young creamy cheeses would, of course, be amazing, delicious...
Fine Cheese for Beginners: 15 Must-try Cheeses
Welcome to the exciting and delicious world of fine cheese! If you are just beginning to learn about farmhouse and artisan cheese, we recommend that you start your journey by sampling 15 classics of the cheese genre. All the cheeses...
5 British Farmhouse and Artisan Cheeses to try in 2022
With recent supply challenges disrupting the British food industry, it is more important than ever for us as consumers to embrace home-grown cheese producers. When it comes to fine cheese, we are definitely in luck and are spoilt for choice here...
Wedding Cheese: How to create an impressive artisan cheese board
A Wedding Cheeseboard to Impress It never ceases to amaze me how much attention to detail brides and grooms put into preparing for their perfect wedding day. It is completely understandable – your wedding day will be one of the...
Does cheese have lactose?
We all know that traditional cheese is made from milk, which is composed of fat, protein and lactose. Because of this, many people tend to assume that cheese contains lactose too. However, it is not the case. In fact, milk...
How to make a perfect Swiss Fondue
The secret to making a perfect Swiss Fondue is to using the right kind of cheese. Two cheeses to be precise — they are Gruyere and Vacherin Fribourgeois (not to be confused with Vacherin Mont d’Or).  Here's the recipe: Fondue Moitie-Moitie (for...
How to make Italian Fonduta
Winter is the melty cheese season and everybody is happily dusting off their fondue sets. If this winter you'd like to try a new take on fondue, check out this traditional Italian melty cheese dish called fonduta.  Consisting only of...
Can you eat farmhouse and artisan cheese in pregnancy?
“Oh! I thought you weren’t allowed to have any cheese when you’re pregnant!?”, said my French friend to me inquisitively while I was ordering some aged Italian pecorino at a Farmers’ Market in Edinburgh. I was perplexed by her statement. It was...
How to find the best Gruyere cheese
Le Guyère AOP is one of the world’s most famous cheeses. But its fame is a double-edged sword – people often feel like they know it well and as a result forget to pay attention to the detail. And the...
How to elevate your spring get-together with artisan elements
In this article, Hayley Baddiley from Denby shares her tips for putting together the perfect artisan picnic for your loved ones this spring. As the weather improves and we start to gather outside, you’re no doubt looking forward to putting together a...
We have moved!
Exciting times! We have just moved to our new premises at 3 Court St, Haddington. However, we are not open to customers yet as the shop is going through refurbishment. The new shop should be opening in June 2021 (please...
What are bloomy rind cheeses?
You may have heard the term “bloomy rind” cheese used by your local cheesemonger or your foodie friends but you are none the wiser – what does it really mean? Allow me to demystify this wonderful family of cheeses for...
The secret health benefits of fine cheese
Can you have too much of a good thing? It is an age-old conundrum of cheese-lovers everywhere. Cheese, with its rich and often creamy profile, is downright heaven-sent, but we have taught ourselves to fear it because it causes health...
3 cheese buying mistakes to avoid (or how to find the most delicious cheese)
Do you love complex delicious lingering cheeses but sometimes you find yourself disappointed after buying cheese? Let me tell you about the three mistakes that you could be making. Make sure to avoid them and you will be sure to enjoy...
Cheese and honey: Match made in heaven
Being from Russia, as a child I always remember having a big 3-litre jar of honey in the house. My grand-dad kept bees and it was one of the few sweet treats that a Soviet child could readily have. Honey...
Best Farmhouse and Artisan cheeses to go with white wines
The idea that only red wine should be served with cheese is firmly in the past. Today, even the French are open to serving various wines with their farmhouse and artisan cheeses. But it is also true that not all...
What is vegetarian cheese?
Cheese is seemingly a very simple food. However, when you dig deeper, you realise just how much nuance and detail there is to it. Some people think that cheese naturally is vegetarian because it comes from milk. However, there are...
4 easy steps to creating the perfect holiday cheeseboard
Who doesn’t love a good cheeseboard for holidays? Although having a selection of cheese before or after a meal may seem like something just for special occasions, it really is something that can be done a lot more regularly. Most...
How to bake Vacherin Mont D’Or
I absolutely adore this quintessential winter cheese. The wait for it (it’s in season between September and March) makes it ever so more special and desirable. When Vacherin Mont d’Or is back on the shelves, I think it’s imperative to...