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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...

More Cheese Please!

This week we have a guest blog post from the wonderful Beth! Would you like to hear a cheese joke? I’ll keep it BRIEf. This and many, many more fromage related puns were the order of the day last Saturday when The Big Cheese Making Kit made an appearance from our cupboard along with a fairly sizeable four pints of milk. Most of the foody Christmas presents I’ve bought for my long-suffering dad have remained in the darkness of that lonely Christmas Read More...

Celebrate and say cheeeeeeese!!!!!

Next month is British Cheese Week. It runs from Monday 26th May – Sunday 1st June. The aim is to raise the profile of British cheese. In the past two decades, the number of British cheesemakers has doubled. There are over 700 varieties of British cheeses! We’ll have lots of things going off to celebrate British Cheese Week, so watch this space! In the meantime, let’s have a look at ways that cheese is celebrated. For starters, let’s travel to Read More...

What’s in a name?

    There are 1000s of varieties of cheese, all with their own name ranging from the mundane to the utterly unique. The world’s second most popular cheese, Cheddar, originated in Cheddar Somerset. Proof that an uncomplicated name can lead to world domination! Nobody really knows when cheesemaking began. Most likely its practice started around the time we began to domesticate livestock around 8000 years ago. The word ‘cheese’ is taken from Old English word ‘cyse,’ which when you follow its etymology, Read More...

Peas and cheese please…

Home grown veg and homemade cheese  Spring has arrived at The Big Cheese Making Kit’s HQ! All around the city there are copious amount of crocuses, and a host of golden daffodils. On that perfect Edinburgh morning – sun in the sky, a chill in the air – it is ridiculously beautiful. This inspired us to begin home growing vegetables, to see Spring in action. Seeds were chosen – pumpkin, peas, and beetroot – and containers bought. We created a cloche Read More...

It’s not you it’s us!

Hello! Has it really been four months since we last updated this? No news is good news eh? Well in this case: yes.  No news simply means we've been incredibly busy and there hasn't been enough hours in the day to update you all. Let's change that. We've borrowed some more hands and we're going to make this a regular thing. In future posts, I'd like to look at a variety of things such as the fun you can have making the Read More...