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Cheese in pregnancy: To eat or not to eat*
“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… Gruyère
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...
Bloomy rind cheeses: what they are and what’s great about them
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 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...
The perfect introduction to cheese & wine
Fine cheese and wine pairing: The perfect introduction Do you love cheese? Then this is the perfect experience for you or any cheese lover you know! I was very lucky to be invited along to an evening of fine cheese,...
Cheese terms every aficionado needs to know
“Do you have any Vintage [insert cheese name]?” – a visitor asked me at the cheese shop. “I’m afraid we do not…” – said I looking perplexed having never heard of this particular cheese. Wanting to help the man to...