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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time by Em

Every December I have a debate with at least one person on whether Die Hard can be classed as a Christmas movie. I am here to tell you it is. It’s set on Christmas Eve, making it the very definition of a Christmas movie. It’s set predominantly at the Nakatomi Plaza building for a company Christmas party. Hans Gruber is essentially Scrooge, his tie costing more than McClane earns in a month. It has miracle after miracle: this is one film that the Read More...

Gremlins by Jonathan our International Business Manager

My favourite Christmas movie is either Gremlins or Die Hard 2 – yep those are Christmas movies! Or Jingle All the Way. Or the Grinch. Or Muppets Christmas Carol. But let's go with Gremlins. It's my favourite because it doesn't follow the normal Christmas film rules – depicting impish little goblins-like creatures wreaking havoc on a town over Christmas. It also carved an iconic little creature in Gizmo. Released 20 years ago this Christmas and produced by Spielberg! Read More...

Christmas Gifts for the Cheese Lover

Not sure what to get the cheese lover in your life this Christmas? We’ve put together some of our favourite cheesy things to help you decide. 1 The Big Cheese Personalised Slate Board with Stainless Steel Cheese     2 The Charted Cheese Wheel     3 4 Piece Cheese Knife Set and Block     4    The Big Cheesy Hamper     5 The All You Need is Cheese board      6 Totes Love Cheese Bag      7 Customisable cheese clock      8 Roll Call tshirt      9   World Cheese Book     10 Cheese Gift Tea Towel  Read More...

The Perfect Gift for Your Cheese Lover Just Got More Perfect

The Big Cheese Making Kit is proud to introduce you to the new members of our cheese making family: these four wonderful gift hampers, available exclusively through bigcheesemakingkit.com. From A Big Yuletide Cake Making Kit to thoroughly festive mince pie popcorn each unique hamper contains a Big Cheese Making Kit and a range of delicacies to enjoy with your homemade cheese, making them an ideal gift for the creative cook. Not only do you get our most popular cheese making Read More...

Tomato & Mozzarella Tart with Basil-Garlic Crust

Once you've made your delicious Mozzarella with your Big Cheese Making Kit, why not try this wonderful Tomato & Mozzarella Tart with Basil-Garlic Crust? Recipe and photo via Happy Love Strawberry Adapted from Jack Bishop’s “The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook” 1 recipe Basil-Garlic Tart Dough (recipe follows) 250g (8 oz) sliced mozzarella 500g (1 pound) ripe tomatoes - if fullsized, core and cut crosswise into thin slices. I used teeny ones, cut into halves. Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1. Prepare the dough, and press it into a 10-inch tart pan Read More...