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.
My cheese background starts with selling cheese for 12 years but in April 2013 my life took an unexpected path when I had the pleasure of meeting Genevieve Cain; then Editor of Allrecipes UK. With her help the Cheesy1.blog was born! It has now had over 19,700 views and has been in viewed in over 100 countries. In 2017 I was awarded one of the top 50 cheese blogs in the world. Having started the blog I then attended a Discover The Origins masterclass where I met Juliet Harbutt. Having talked for sometime that evening she then offered me the chance to Judge at the British Cheese Awards. 5 years later I’m professionally Judging at the British Cheese Awards &International Cheese Awards. I visit cheesemakers & cheese shops including Quickes,Cropwell Bishop, Lyburn and Ludlow Food Centre to understand their stories and make the cheese with them to understand their methods.
With the blog ticking along nicely I got into contact with Bruce Macdonald a former International Cheese Awards Chairman and member of the Guildes Des Fromagers. He started the Guild of Cheese Graders in 2015 which is a way of imparting his vast 30 year knowledge in cheese, Judging & Grading to industry professionals & turophiles alike.
So what was the next step?
In the background to all this I have been providing cheese talks for clients, rotary clubs, WI groups and village festivals. They have gone from strength to strength with great positive feedback being received from clients & attendees. With this in mind I decided to launch an online service accessible to all where you can book me for your own tailor made event, but also book into events I have organised. This exciting new venture & website will provide a cohesive identity to all facets of my Cheesy1.uk business but impart my passion, knowledge & enthusiasm for cheese to all.
“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 with a professional, knowledgeable & cohesive bespoke cheese 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.”