News from the Dairy, September 2013.
Well Hello Everyone, as I write it is the most beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky. I hope you have enjoyed the summer and the joy of seeing a cloudless sky as much as we have. Yes we have had a busy time which might help to explain but does not make up for the dearth of Newsletters for which I apologise.
Cheese Award season in full swing
Our Ashdown Foresters was awarded a Gold medal at the British Cheese Awards last week and our newest cheese, Brighton Blue was awarded a Bronze. It also won bronze at the very prestigious International Cheese Awards held in Nantwich in July. We felt very proud when our cheese was deemed better than some very well established Blue cheeses.
Sussex Food and Drink Awards
If you would like to vote for us, in the Best Food Producer Category, please visit Sussex Food and Drink awards or text FOOD6004 to 65400 by Saturday 15th September when voting closes. I know you have supported us wonderfully for the last 2 years and we have won twice so I am fully aware that it is perhaps someone else’s turn!
Our Cakes of Cheese have been enjoyed by many
Mark and I were lucky enough to attend Dan and Emma's wedding last week where one of our cakes of cheese took centre stage. Perhaps this is something you might consider for your next celebration?
Many of you have Joined us to Make Cheese
We have had a wonderful time this summer meeting so many lovely people who share a curiosity and passion for learning more about making cheese and have attended one of our Cheese Making Courses
For the remainder of this year we have courses, on which we have spaces, taking place on the following dates:- Friday 18th October, Friday 15th November, Friday 22nd November, Saturday 30th November, Friday 6th December
We also sell VOUCHERS for the Cheese Courses and these make a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift for the Lover of Cheese in your life.
Help in the Dairy
This Summer we have welcomed 3 younger people to the dairy. Andrew, my nephew, on the left, and Josephine, from Germany, joined us for some work experience and Adam is combining working with us whilst studying at Plumpton College.
Sussex Cheese Bowling on Saturday 14th September
If you have yet to try your hand at bowling cheese, please do visit us at the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival on the Hove Lawns from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 14th September and all will be revealed!!
Not only can you try some of our cheese, by purchasing a ‘ball of cheese’ you will be supporting this year’s charites as the proceeds from the sales of the ‘balls of cheese’ will be donated to FAIRSHARE and ROCKINGHORSE
Our Ashdown Foresters,below, picked up a Gold Award at last weeks British Cheese Awards
Rustic Charm - one of our
Cakes of Cheese at a wedding two fields away from where it was made!
Youthful exuberance - Andrew, Adam & Josephine helping out this summer.
Use up the last of your tomatoes in this delicious
Little Sussex & Tomato Tart