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Neal’s Yard Dairy Blog

Refining our Retail Selection

At times, we may sell as many as seventy cheeses in our shops, and it’s common for us to display fifty to sixty on any given day. It’s always tempting to think that ‘more is better,’ but the truth is, this isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to a shop display.

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FARM VISITS ON FILM

We regularly visit cheesemakers to taste and select the batches of cheese we want to mature. A visit to the farm is an invaluable opportunity to understand the seasonal changes affecting the cheese. These short films endeavored to bring you a step closer to the cheesemaker.

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A Little History of Cheddar

To write a brief history of Cheddar cheese, it makes sense to start with a description of what Cheddar cheese is and how it came into being. Sadly, neither of these tasks is easy to accomplish. Despite being one of the most popular and widely-consumed types of cheese in the world, Cheddar has both uncertain origins, and no fixed recipe that must be adhered to in its production.

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The hidden role of raw milk microbes.

Last weekend, Radio 4’s Food Programme featured Neal’s Yard Dairy’s buyer and technical manager Bronwen Percival in its episode on the history and future of cheesemaking. Bronwen spoke about the hidden role of naturally-occurring milk microbes in promoting unique and diverse flavours within cheese.

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Join Us At Borough Evening Of Cheese

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of cheese tasting, buying and Christmas ordering on Wednesday 14th of December from 6 – 9 PM in the Green Market Area of Borough Market. We will have a pop up shop for the Borough Evening of cheese and our shop will be also be open until 6pm. This is the perfect after-work cheese purchasing evening, and just in time for Christmas.

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BECOME A CHEESEMONGER THIS CHRISTMAS

We are looking to fill a variety of temporary seasonal roles to help us through our busy festive period from late November through to the end of December. If you’ve ever thought you might like to give becoming a cheesemonger a try, this is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of British and Irish Farmhouse cheese.

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Cheese Care – Quick Guide

Farmhouse cheese is handmade and thus varies with each day’s production and changes as it matures. As such it is necessary to apply a common sense approach to cheese care and respond to the cheese you have in front of you, as opposed to following rigid guidelines. Here are some pointers which will help you to ensure you eat your cheese at its best.

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