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Neal’s Yard Dairy Blog

Wedding Cheese Cake. Neal’s Yard Dairy. Check!

Ready to tick the next task off your wedding preparation list? With wedding season fast approaching we are in full swing hosting cake design appointments at our shops. Here we guide you through what to expect if you come along to make a cheese selection for your special day.

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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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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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