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Stocking The Big Cheese Making Kit

The Big Cheese Making Kit is a simple and beautiful range of products which allow customers to make homemade cheese in around an hour. Our Cheese Making Kits sit fantastically well with retailers due to attractive branding, ambient storage, long shelf life and generous margins. Not only are they a talking point with customers but also a best seller -- with over 140,000 sold in the UK to date. More reasons to stock The Big Cheese Making Kit: Eye-catching design 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...

Hollywood Here We Come!

Hello everyone! It’s been a hugely exciting week for us at The Big Cheese Making Kit.  We've had a film crew in our midst, and then we attended the fantastic BBC Good Food Show Scotland in Glasgow. STV  are making a feature on the wonderful organisation that is Business Gateway.  Business Gateway supported us massively when we first started, and still do today. They asked our Big Cheese, Ailsa, if she’d like to feature in the piece being filmed. Obviously she Read More...

Jonathan’s German Adventure

Hello! I'm Jonathan, the International Business Manager for Big Cheese. As part of our international strategy we are reaching for new territories and first on our long list of countries is the land of Germany. So, recently I took a jaunt over there and thought it was worth a wee blog! To begin with - Germany is massive! 80 million people live there and they all love cheese! I started in the business hub of Dusseldorf and I met with Read More...

Lots of News is Good News!

Hello everyone! It’s time for an update on how things are going here at Big Cheese HQ. It’s been an incredible few months and we have lots to tell you. There’s only one place to start. Our founder, Ailsa, was recently awarded an MBE for services to the food industry! Commenting on her award, Ailsa said “I am amazed to have received such a great honour which also recognises the contribution the food and drink industry makes to the UK 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...

New Start Business of the Year Award!

The Big Cheese Making Kit was named New Start Business of the Year at the fifth annual WeDo Scotland awards at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Friday (22nd November 2013). The award recognises the achievements of company founder and entrepreneur Ailsa Proverbs in successfully developing and marketing a range of cheese making products aimed at the burgeoning gastro gift market. The Big Cheese Making Kit was launched in Edinburgh in 2012 to sell kits containing everything needed to make Read More...