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Am I Bothered?

Perry Wakeman

 You may or may not know, that all across Europe some cheeses have protected status, such as; Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), ‘Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)’ or ‘Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)’. These protections have been in place since 1992 and you will have seen their logos on the packaging of certain cheese, wine and other food items. They’re only granted for European products that are produced to exacting quality standards, to protect certain cheeses from being copied or imitated. In total, there are four levels of protection but in this blog, I want to focus on one, AOC. AOC protection...

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Affineur of The Year Competition!

Perry Wakeman AFFINEUROFTHEYEAR

About a month ago, I received a very special cheese. A three-month-old Quickes Cheese! Why was is it special you may ask, as it's part of an initiative put on by our friends over at the @cheese_academy & @quickescheese to establish the Affineur of the Year! To be honest, it is a competition but it will be quite fascinating the direction that each maturer takes. So what's my maturing plan, I think I'll be pushing some of the temperature and humidity norms of maturing cheddar cheese, just to see what happens. Looking at the cheesy stats, PH, water content and weight, I think this cheese...

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Cheese+ is now Rennet & Rind.

Perry Wakeman

We have simply rebranded our online offering to Rennet & Rind, with Cheese+ remaining as our wholesale business. Mark and I had always planned to rebrand our maturing room. We wanted a brand that would convey the same high-quality standards that we provide to our restaurants, but to families at home. With the recent lockdown restrictions, we have been delighted to have seen a massive surge in people wanting to try our cheese at home. We understand that if you're new to cheese, choosing online can be a bit of a daunting experience. In addition to our Mystery Cheese Boxes,...

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Rennet & Rind on Brexit

Perry Wakeman

Dear Customer, As we all know the negotiation period for Article 50 is coming to an end and we are increasingly asked about how this could potentially impact our business. Unfortunately, without a clear direction of what Brexit may look like we can only speculate. I have listed some possible eventualities below, with input from our suppliers, the British government, Dairy UK and various other sources but as it stands this my best estimate. No Deal This would see our current arrangement with the EU being ceased. This could potentially cause two issues; Issue one, an increased tariff (Farmers Guardian...

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