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Gin flavoured cheese

It's been the Christmas of innovative (odd?) cheese flavour combinations. Prosecco flavoured cheese? Check Chocolate orange cheese? Check. Cheese and Pickle mince pies? Check and check. Now, thanks to the wonderful people at The Cheshire Cheese Company  we have the Gin and Lemon Cheshire Cheese! Described as ' a masterful balance of Gin and Lemons with our award winning Creamy Cheshire cheese results in a totally unique and incredibly tasty Cheese blend' this cheese won Bronze at the recent International Cheese Awards. Would you give it a Read More...

Chocolate Orange Cheese

It's been the season of odd cheese combinations. Firstly, who could forget the genius that is Prosecco flavoured Wensleydale?             Then days later the Cheese and Pickle Mince Pie landed. And now we have the champion of them all. No need to have the 'cheese, chocolate or fruit for pudding' conundrum because now you can do all three! Available now from ASDA is chocolate orange cheese! Apparently, it's 'really creamy, with sweet chocolate chips and zesty orange!' What combination of cheese and (insert random food stuff here) Read More...

Study shows that cheese makes wine taste better

The next time someone gives you a quizzical look when sat on the sofa guzzling wine and scoffing cheese, you can now justifiably say 'I do it for science!' A study in The Journal of Food Science tested 31 subjects who tried a variety of wines on their own, and then again while nibbling cheese. In almost all cases they found that cheese made the wine taste even better and never made it taste worst. "In short," said lead researcher Mara Galmarini, Read More...

Cheese Puns. Where would we brie without you?

Cheese puns. How cheesy can they get? 1 2 3   4 5  7 6 7 8 9 10 What's your favourite cheese pun? Do let us know in the comments! Even better, nip over to our shop and see if you can come up with a pun for the cheeses you can make with our Kits! Read More...

Nacho cheese?

If you had to take a guess at what the most stolen item in the world is, what would you choose? Alcohol? Cars? My heart via Harrison Ford circa 1980? *swoon* Actually, it's none of the above. It is in fact, cheese. A report which surveyed 1000s of retailers across 43 countries showed that 4% of cheese went missing from shelves, making it an high risk item! "The reasons why are reasonably clear, including high demand, easy 'disposal' by thieves and small, mobile formats that make it Read More...

Cheese and Pickle mince pies? Yes please!

Many moons ago I worked in a factory that made mince pies for Christmas. We started making them in March of each year. My world was full of mince pies. I dreamt of mince pies. I couldn't stand to look at another mince pie. Until now. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the Cheese and Branston pickle mince pies available from Lily Vanilli. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXP5stn3oA/ Filled with new potatoes, cheddar and Branston's world famous pickle, what's not to like? Feel free to tell us Read More...

Halloween Cheese

It's getting closer and closer to the spookiest time of year. Halloween isn't just a great time for kids, it's also a time when the grown-ups can go wild in the kitchen! We've put together some of our favourite Halloween cheese recipes, all of which can be made with the cheeses in The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit.   Spooky Ghost Pizza This idea from Chef Mom is an amazing way to use your Mozzarella. It's such a simple recipe yet it's hugely effective. Read More...

Meet Our New and Improved Big Cheese Making Kits!

  The Big Cheese Making Kit is hugely excited to launch our new and improved range of Kits! Available to buy now, they're bigger and better than ever.   So What's Changed? Firstly, our packaging is now even more stylish. We spent a great deal of time refining the look to give the extra 'WOW' factor when your Dad opens his Christmas present. They really are a beautiful thing to behold! Though this is just the start. The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit (above) now makes Read More...

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Father's Day June 18th Dad's like doing fun things. My extensive survey of Dads proves this. My extensive survey consists of asking me (a Dad) and my Dad (also a Dad) if we like fun things. And we do. So that's good. What the survey also showed is that we're not a fan of receiving the same tired old gift year after year. These can consist of the following: Socks Funny T-shirts Socks Brut aftershave Slippers Wallets Socks Did I mention socks? Fortunately we Read More...

Mary Berry and The Big Cheese Making Kit

Towards the end of 2016 The Big Cheese Making Kit was approached by a TV production company asking if we'd be interested in providing one of our Goat's Cheese Kits for use on a feature they were looking at running. Of course, we said yes. And that's before we were told who the Presenter of the show would be. It was the one, the only: Mary Berry!! I need to say that again. Mary. Berry. We were excited. Amazed. We danced around the office and Read More...