Friday, 23 September 2011

Say Cheese!

Just a quick note today as it's now almost midnight and I've just got home after a very long cheesey day.  After doing the usual goatie bits and bobs this morning, it was straight up to the cheese plant where I spent the day making the next batch of Shaggy's Beard.  It will be turned and salted tomorrow and again on Saturday before being laid out onto racks and put into the maturing room for a few weeks while it ripens and goes furry.  Here's a picture of me looking lovely in my wellies and rubber apron:

This is what the cheese looks like tonight as it settles into the moulds:

And this is what it will turn into in a couple of weeks time:

Finished making cheese and it was back home and straight into the goat shed where David had already started milking.  Feed everyone and tuck them in for the night.  Then more cheese!  I had a large delivery to take over to Jane at Cheesemakers of Canterbury tonight ready for all the markets and events this weekend.  Jane and I priced up and labelled boxes full of Ellie's, Shaggy's and Fremlin's ready for one of the biggest events of the year - the 3-day Eurofair in Canterbury.  Jane's walk-in fridge is piled full of cheese ready for the Eurofair, Whitstable and Cliftonville Markets and the Beer & Cider Festival at Brogdale (that's me doing that one!).  It's going to be a busy cheesey weekend - let's hope the weather is kind to us as all the events are outdoors, apart from Whitstable Market.

And so to bed ...

1 comment:

  1. We're at Westminster on Saturday (art exhibition) but free on Sunday.

    We may see you at one of the events (the cider/beer festival if David has his way)!!