Milk fit for cheese

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you hear the news last month that apparently a third of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants?  My husband wishes that were true because it sure would make his life a lot easier. Let us just put the record straight, cheese does not come from plants it is made from milk, and that milk comes from cows, we will talk about how a cow produces milk one day in a separate post but today we want to talk to you a little about that milk stuff. Milk. Such a simple product.  It sits in supermarket...

Read More

It’s time for the cheese show – Part 2

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

It’s time for the cheese show – Part 2

So, you’d like some advice about entering your cheese into show?  No problem at all.  We may be old hat at this show business but we also know that not everybody reading this blog are fifth generation cheese makers.  Some of you may be newcomers to the business, if that’s you welcome on board the dairy train and read on to find out a little more about entering your produce into show. While Richard Green of Brue-Valley-Cheddar was with us grading cheese the other day I was lucky enough to ask him if he could...

Read More

It’s time for The Cheese Show – Part 1

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s time for The Cheese Show – Part 1

Summer’s here.  And that can only mean one thing; Cheese Shows.  They come in all shapes and sizes, they range from local to national, and they can be tagged onto other events such as agricultural shows or they can stand alone as events all on their own.   The evidence is all over the place that cheese really is big business. You’ll always find a buzz around the farm when competition time rolls around; in fact, you’ll find the same buzz around most cheese producers during show season when it’s time to...

Read More

Slow food is good food

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Slow food is good food

Slow down, take a second out of your busy day, enjoy some artisan chocolate, or drink some delicious coffee and let us tell you a little about our Slow Food Presidium. Not everyone has the time to savour every last mouthful of every meal consumed during the course of a week.  Some people say that that’s life, it’s fast and it’s furious, you snooze you lose, lunch is for wimps.  But we at Keen’s strongly disagree.  Everybody has the right to just slow things right down sometimes and enjoy the small stuff...

Read More

Perfect Keen’s Cheddar Pairings

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Perfect Keen’s Cheddar Pairings

I know that Keen’s tastes totally amazing on it’s own, enjoyed after a satisfying meal with friends, however, I think we should give our cheese a companion, many would agree that it has a personality of it’s own so I’ve done a little homework about what the experts out there would say was a match made in heaven for our cloth bound somerset cheddar and the results are pretty mouthwatering I have to say. There were of course a lot of people saying that the best and most simple match would be...

Read More