I would like to personally welcome you all to my cheese blog where I hope it will be informative & fun with many tasty cheeses to read about, but also grab your interests so that you can follow me through my Cheesy1 adventures.
I am a trained cheese specialist with 15 years’ experience in selling cheese. Back in 2013 my life took an unexpected turn when I had the pleasure of meeting Genevieve Cain (then Editor of Allrecipes UK) and with her help the Cheesy1 blog was born. It has now received over 25,800 visitors and has been viewed in over 100 countries and featured in the ‘top 50 cheese blogs of 2017,18,19 & 20’. A big part of the Cheesy1 blog is about building relationships with cheesemakers and purveyors by telling their stories and understanding their methods for making and/or selling cheese. Quickes, Cropwell Bishop, Lyburn and the Ludlow Food Centre have all been popular articles and I enjoy continuing to promote them.
In 2014 I attended a Discover the Origins masterclass where I had the pleasure of meeting Juliet Harbutt. After talking for some time that evening, she invited me to judge at the British Cheese Awards; five years later and I am professionally judging in the British Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards.
In 2016 I got in touch with Bruce Macdonald – the former Chairman of the International Cheese Awards and member of the Guildes Des Fromagers – who at the time was setting up the Guild of Cheese Graders. As a former member of the Guild it has been a great way for Bruce to impart his vast knowledge of cheese, judging and grading which he has amassed over the past 30 years and I enjoyed being a part of it.
Since 2016 I have been providing cheese talks around the United Kingdom including Rotary Clubs, WI groups and village festivals. The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive and I am delighted with their success. With all this in mind, in 2018 I launched this website to provide a cohesive identity to all facets of my Cheesy1 business, and also to share my passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for cheese with all.
The next step for the Cheesy1 comes in the form of a cheese counter which opened in June 2020. Located in Harveys Of Hythe (SO45 6AH) you can find a selection of local cheeses & produce as well as some cheesy favourites. Follow https://www.facebook.com/Harveyshythe/ for the latest updates on my cheese counter and you can also visit my cheesy1.uk website.
“My aim is to help Cheesemakers exposure to support our dairy trade. With my passion & enthusiasm I’m determined about getting their message & products out into the world. Through this aim I can provide my clients & customers with a professional, knowledgeable & cohesive bespoke cheese counter & event service to cater for all.”
“All content, recommendations and comments are entirely my own and do not express the views or opinions of Waitrose Limited, John Lewis Plc, or any company within the John Lewis Partnership.”