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Why the Chilli Hamper is my favourite

I've always been a massive chilli fan, I'll happily eat it everyday and it forms the basis of lots of my signature dishes. That's why I was so excited to be 'shopping' for ingredients for our Big Chilli Hamper! We are so lucky that we get to spend time at foodie shows meeting other suppliers so they were our first port of call when we were making up the Hampers. The lovely people at Perthshire Oatcakes are behind our Handmade Chilli Read More...

Jonathan’s Cheese Making Tips

As a male who has limited kitchen (and life) skills, I thought making my own Halloumi/Mozzarella was out of the question. But I took on the task of making cheese for the first time using our kits and it was a total success. Give me some milk I can now whip up some of our cheeses in about 40 minutes. As long as you follow these simple Tips - your cheese making will be spot on. - READ THE INSTRUCTIONS - Read More...

Top 10 Cool Christmas Jumpers

  We’ve done a list of our favourite cheesy Christmas jumpers, now here’s our top 10 cool Christmas jumpers. Of course, one person’s cool is another person’s cheese… 1: Star Wars Darth Vadar Official Christmas Sweater   2. ASOS Christmas Jumper With Rudolph Winter Scene     3. Navy Reindeer Xmas Jumper         4. Are we there yet?         5. Black Olaf Do You Want To Build A Snowman 6. Die Hard Christmas Jumper       7. Fargo Knit Sweater   8. Apres Ski     9. F&F Neon Reindeer Fair Read More...

What to buy a foodie this christmas

By Ali. We’ve all got a foodie in our life. Probably more than one these days. We’re not going out as much, we’re staying in and we’re baking, making and cooking. Not just for fun either. It’s all a bit competitive. If it isn’t the Bake Off its Master Chef….and in those early weeks we could all do better than some of them. So Christmas rolls round and what do you buy the foodie in your life? Not a cookbook; if Read More...

Jonathan’s Day in the Life at the Big Cheese

Hello. I’m Jonathan, The Big Cheese Making Kit’s International Development Officer. When not travelling on epic, foreign Big Cheese business adventures, I am usually in our office speaking to our Korean, German or Dutch customers and distributors.  (see picture for demonstration of how I do this ). All this chatting, pricing and emailing has led us into some of the biggest department stores in Seoul, South Korea and soon some of the best gift and retail stores in Germany. I don't Read More...

A gluten free gift

By Ailsa We are often asked if our Kits are gluten free (yes they are!) by people buying them as gifts for friends and family with a gluten free diet. We had this in mind when deciding on our range of hampers. Why not make one which is Gluten free? It's tricky to buy 'foodie' gifts for someone with a Gluten free diet so we put together some really yummy treats in our Big Gluten Free Hamper, trying to make them Read More...

The Muppets Christmas Carol By Ailsa, The Big Cheese

There are two films from my childhood I hope my children love as much as I do: The Goonies and The Muppets Christmas Carol. The Muppets Christmas Carol really shouldn’t work as a family film. It has Michael Caine singing, and not just any old singing, he’s singing to puppets! On top of that the script sticks faithfully to Dickens’ original, and Dickens is dense. But it does work, oh it really does. Caine is simply wonderful, wisely toning down the Read More...

Why I love It’s a Wonderful Life by Alison our Operations Manager

With so many amazing Christmas movies out there you’d expect it to be difficult to pick my favourite, but in fact it was really easy:  It's a Wonderful Life with the lovely Jimmy Stewart. I'm a huge fan of Capra and this film is the ultimate feel good cheesy warm glowy film. A few years back I saw it during the festive season at the film house in Edinbrugh on the big screen. My friend and I literally skipped Read More...

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...