Perry's Cheese Blog

Podcast Burger Bants - Perry talks to Steak & Honour

Perry Wakeman

Pleased to announce we were part of a pretty cool podcast called Burger Bants hosted by the epic Charly from Steak & Honour. We chat all things British cheese, (of course) Burgers, independents, ‘Sandy-wiches’ and everything else. Follow the epic Burger maker Steak & Honour here - @steakandhonour Follow Us Here - @Rennetandrind

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No brie for lacto-free

Perry Wakeman

If, during the cheese-making process, lactose is naturally turned into lactic acid and thus resulting in low lactose levels, then why on earth is there a dedicated supermarket section with cheeses labelled as ‘lactose-free’?

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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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What precisely is artisan, and why is it so important?

Perry Wakeman

4 Minute Read I was prompted to write this having read an advert that had been following me around on socials for the last few days, you know the type. The advert in question was called the ‘Artisan Wheel of Cheese’; four to six cheeses all blended with various fruits, and other stuff. It got me thinking, can that actually be artisan? You see, when it comes to cheese, I hold the term artisan very dearly. I mean, all of our products come from what I consider to be artisan producers based on family-run farms or from independent cheesemakers, and...

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