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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...

Cheesy Valentine’s Cards

It’s really quite close to the day when you tell the special person in your life that you love them more than cheese. Which is a BIG DEAL. Because they know how much you love cheese. Or else, they’d better… So why not tell them with a cheesy Valentine Card? We’ve browsed the web to find our favourites and we’ll list them below:     'Perfect for a tongue in cheek, funny Valentine's card. And for the rest of the year, 'I Love You More Read More...

Paul’s adventures in Halloumi making!

We loved reading about @psaxton63 Halloumi making over on Twitter so we gathered together his tweets and gave him his own blog post! Find out below how easy it is to make delicious Halloumi with The Big Cheese Making Kit.   https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/761938447611363328 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/761941646141456384 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/761955082262966273 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/762174326179323904 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/762186797787013120 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/762276649480101888 https://twitter.com/psaxton63/status/762354209371070464 Read More...