The sad demise (for a second time) of Colwick cheese

Well we’ve all heard of extinct animals – today though, I’m going to tell you a story of an extinct cheese.

What’s more, it’s a very recent demise – and one which just so happens to have taken place here in my home town of Nottingham…

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Interview: ‘My cheese factory hell!’

Being as I am someone who’s passionate about cheese, I often have idle thoughts about the idea of jacking in corporate life and doing a job that’s entirely cheese-related. As referenced in the strapline for this blog, I regularly daydream about the idea of running my own cheese shop – and I’ve even dabbled a fair bit with making my own cheese.

But would working in the cheese industry be all it’s cracked up to be?

Like any seemingly attractive vocation, there’s probably a lot of things about the cheese industry that aren’t quite so glamorous. Indeed, there’s someone who I’ve known a very long time who once had a very short-lived stint of employment in a Stilton factory in Nottinghamshire – an experience he found so harrowing that he only managed to hack it for half a day before walking away, never to return.

In the name of research, I decided it would be interesting to find out the full story of this fleeting career in the cheese industry – so in this blog post, I present a very first Temple of Cheese Interview!

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Review: Cheesefest UK, Leicester

Ever since I made my first ever trip to Glastonbury as a wide-eyed 17-year-old, I’ve always loved festivals.

And given that I write this blog, it probably goes without saying that I also love cheese.

So a festival all about cheese was always going to be a winner, right?

It was with this mindset a few months ago that I went online and booked tickets for a family day out at Cheesefest UK.

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