The Coronavirus crisis, ‘Lockdown’ and the closure of cafes and restaurants has had a devastating impact on farmhouse cheesemakers. Many of us save ‘proper cheese’ for a treat to eat in restaurants but much of that that cheese has already been made and won't wait for our social restrictions to be lifted.
In response to this potentially devastating situation for cheesemakers and to keep us cheeselovers amused at home, the Academy of Cheese has organised a weekend long online festival 'The British Cheese Weekender' running online from 8th-10th May. To join in, we have put together a trio of much loved British Cheeses:
Baron Bigod 200g - unpasteurised cow's milk cheeses make in Bungay, Suffolk by Fen Farm Dairy.
Colston Bassett Stilton 200g - pasteurised cow's milk blue cheese. A traditional Stilton recipe made especially for Neals Yard Dairy.
Hafod Cheddar 200g - organic raw cow’s milk cheese made in Wales by the Holden family who are at the heart of the sustainable and organic farming movement in Britain.