The headline-making Cheddarnaut, the 300g wedge of extra mature handmade Cheddar which was launched in to space recently by West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers, has attracted much attention... not least in literary circles! Here's a poem from Cheddarnaut follower Paul Marlowe...
West Country Farmhouse cheesemakers celebrate return of cheese lost in space
At 04.30hrs on Tuesday 28th July in a field near Pewsey in Wiltshire, members of the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group successfully launched a large weather balloon as it gracefully floated towards the upper atmosphere of the earth, marking the 40th anniversary of the first man on the moon and the first space flight undertaken by a piece of cheese.
The search for the perfect example of the nation’s favourite pub lunch is on! Nominate now for the chance to win a hamper of delicious West Country goodies.
Welcome to the West Country, ASDA shoppers – if you peruse the products at the pocket patting provender’s you’ll discover mature, extra mature and organic varieties of tasty handmade West Country Farmhouse Cheddar in the chiller cabinets.
West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers Group recently hosted a cheese and wine matching radio day with Susy Atkins, wine writer, author and drinks expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. Susy loved our authentic handmade Cheddars, and has given us some great tips on what to drink with them.
Almost everyone enjoys a nice chunk of cheese and a tipple, especially at Christmas. But what are the best drinks to enhance the flavour of the tasty handmade West Country Farmhouse Cheddars?
As fans of our handmade farmhouse cheddar will know, last week we launched www.cheddarometer.com following extensive research with scientists at Bristol University to uncover a formula to create your perfect cheese sandwich.
The cheese sandwich - in all its guises - has long been a British favourite. Now, thanks to Bristol University taste experts, West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers and the power of the internet, the quest for the perfect cheese sandwich is finally at an end.