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Monthly Archives: April 2014

What’s in a name?

    There are 1000s of varieties of cheese, all with their own name ranging from the mundane to the utterly unique. The world’s second most popular cheese, Cheddar, originated in Cheddar Somerset. Proof that an uncomplicated name can lead to world domination! Nobody really knows when cheesemaking began. Most likely its practice started around the time we began to domesticate livestock around 8000 years ago. The word ‘cheese’ is taken from Old English word ‘cyse,’ which when you follow its etymology, Read More...

Peas and cheese please…

Home grown veg and homemade cheese  Spring has arrived at The Big Cheese Making Kit’s HQ! All around the city there are copious amount of crocuses, and a host of golden daffodils. On that perfect Edinburgh morning – sun in the sky, a chill in the air – it is ridiculously beautiful. This inspired us to begin home growing vegetables, to see Spring in action. Seeds were chosen – pumpkin, peas, and beetroot – and containers bought. We created a cloche Read More...

It’s not you it’s us!

Hello! Has it really been four months since we last updated this? No news is good news eh? Well in this case: yes.  No news simply means we've been incredibly busy and there hasn't been enough hours in the day to update you all. Let's change that. We've borrowed some more hands and we're going to make this a regular thing. In future posts, I'd like to look at a variety of things such as the fun you can have making the Read More...