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8 items tagged “cheese”


When you talk with cheese aficionados, it doesn’t usually take long for the conversation to veer this way: away from curds, whey, and mold, and toward matters of life and death. With the zeal of nineteenth-century naturalists, they discuss great lineages and endangered species, painstakingly cataloguing those cheeses that are thriving and those that are lost to history.

Ruby Tandoh # 2nd August 2020, 6:57 pm

How a Cheese Goes Extinct (via) Ruby Tandoh writes for the New Yorker about the culture, history and anthropology of cheesemaking through the lens of the British cheese industry. I learned that two of my favourite British cheeses—Tymsboro and Innes Log, have sadly ceased production. Beautifully written. # 2nd August 2020, 5:51 pm


Getting married and going travelling

It’s been a busy month. On Saturday the 5th of June I married the wonderful Natalie Downe in a beautiful ceremony at Roedean School in Brighton. The reception had owls, cheese, a ferret, a golden eagle, amazing Turkish food, Jewish chair dancing and lovely guests. It was the happiest day of my life.

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Stichelton: Raw-Milk Stilton (via) We tried this at the Great British Cheese Festival the other week and really liked it, without knowing any of the interesting background. # 10th October 2007, 4 pm

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day. What’s a pirate’s favourite cheese? Cornish Yaaaarg! # 19th September 2007, 8:55 am

My photos tagged “cheese” on a Google Map. You can paste a Flickr GeoRSS feed directly in to the Google Maps query box. # 23rd March 2007, 1:55 am


The Great British Cheese Festival. Now on Upcoming—a weekend of cheese! # 11th September 2006, 12:20 pm


Cheese-rolling gets back on track. I guess I missed the cheese rolling this year. # 31st May 2004, 8:45 pm