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Yearly Archives: 2015

Competition time!

Who doesn't like winning things? Who doesn't like cheesy pop songs? If only there was a way to combine these two glorious things... Well now there is! To be in with a chance to win one of our magnificent The ULTIMATE Cheese Making Kit's (rrp £36) tell us your ULTIMATE Cheesy Pop Song. It's as simple as that! Whether it be Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' or A-ha's classic 'Take On Me' we want to know. Either send us a tweet using the hashtag Read More...

The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit

It has landed!  The newest and most exciting cheese making kit in the world: The ULTIMATE Cheese Making Kit!The ULTIMATE (you have to say it like the voice over on The X-Factor!) makes eight varieties of cheese: Mozzarella, Ricotta, Halloumi, Goat's Cheese, Scottish Crowdie, Queso Blanco, Labneh and Paneer. Cheese lovers unite, your prayers have been answered!It makes a whopping 40 batches of cheese…how much cheese can you handle?!   To be The ULTIMATE Cheese Making Kit it needed to be bigger and Read More...

The Farm Shop & Deli Show

We exhibited at one of our favourite shows recently,  the Farm Shop & Deli Show that's held yearly in Birmingham. It's always a lovely show to exhibit at and great opportunity for us to meet our wonderful retailers and to make new friends! It's a long journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham, but worth every mile. We drove down Sunday so we could get our stand ready for opening. The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a new kit among our range. That's Read More...

Why make cheese?

Cheese making is fast, simple, and fun. Here's a few reasons why cheese makers love what they do!   For starters there's nothing more likely to impress friends or family than being able to serve them delicious homemade cheese. Cheese made by you, with your own hands, in your own kitchen!   Not everybody wants additives and preservatives in their food. As you're making the cheese yourself, you know exactly what's in it. Our kits contain citric acid, organic sea salt, vegetarian rennet and nothing else. Read More...

Burns Night

Robert Burns was born on the 25th of January, 1759. He was witty, unbridled creatively, and driven. He believed in equality and could not stomach hypocrisy. He was a fiercely proud Scot. All of these virtues have become ingrained in what it is to be Scottish, and are the reasons why we celebrate his birthday each year. What better way to honour the great man's life than through poetry and food? Each Burns Night has its own unique flavour, but most have at least Read More...

Tweet to eat

We've had some truly fantastic pictures sent in over the past few weeks. It seems like Santa was very generous with his Big Cheese Making Kits this year. We've added lots of your photos to our Your Cheesy Snaps. Is yours there? Just after Christmas, one of our lovely Twitter followers, Amber Smith, sent us a series of tweets and photos of her halloumi making escapades, and I thought I'd share them with you here. It started with a tweet. https://twitter.com/Kid_Kadoo/status/551169532958887936 We started to Read More...

Whey to go!

One of our lovely Twitter followers, @Reddoorgarden, recently pondered the use of the whey from their cheese making. A retweet later and The Big Cheese Community was offering advice on different ways to use leftover whey. This seemed a good idea for a blog post. Whey: what is it? Whey is a liquid by-product of cheese making, gathered after milk has been curdled and strained. Whey consists of milk sugars, minerals, albuminous protein, and of course water. It contains all the essential Read More...

Your Cheesy Christmas Snaps

Happy New Year lovely cheese makers! For our first blog of 2015, we thought we'd have a look at some of the wonderful photos  you've sent in over the festive season.     @becsimms: Santa (@spellstef) got me a goats cheese making kit for Christmas! Can't wait to try it out...     @wee_sweetie: Sister LOVES her mozzarella kit!     @RhiannonEvans14: Definitely winner of most exciting Christmas present @bigcheesemaking love halloumi can't wait to give it a spin!     @littlemegmum: Look what I got for Crimbo!!!! Too yummy for Border Terriers me thinks!!!     @johill2009's wonderful goat cheese!       @Happy_Appetite: Great Read More...