Perry's Cheese Blog

A Cheesemongers' Tools of the Trade

Perry Wakeman

Let's talk about the weapon that us cheesemongers wield to make your cheese experience better. The one item we all have as affineurs which helps to confirm that our maturing moves have paid off. I am talking about the humble cheese iron, or borer or cheese trier, as it’s sometimes referred. 

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What do you get when you put Devonshire and German cheesemakers together?

Perry Wakeman cheese new

What do you get when you put Devonshire and German cheesemakers together? Sounds like the beginnings of a terrible joke, right? Actually, the answer is AlpenCheddar. Currently the most sought after cheese in the UK. Stocks are running low and there won’t be more for quite some time. 

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An Ode to Innes

Perry Wakeman

So it has happened. We say goodbye to one of our favourite cheesemakers, Innes. I can't help but feel emotional about this. It's not only our British cheese heritage that's gone, but it's also a little of mine. I've been trying their cheeses every couple of weeks for the last, well, for so long I can't remember. Innes's cheese taught me invaluable things as a cheesemonger. It's hard to explain how, but I shall try, and I am sure many fellow cheesemongers will be able to relate too. As mongers, when we taste cheese, we want to know everything about...

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My Fascination with the Rind

Perry Wakeman

Over the years, I have always been mesmerised by the rind of cheeses. Thousands of microscopic organisms, all unknowingly working to one objective which is to ‘protect the paste’. When I first learnt about the flora of rinds, I couldn’t help but imagine these tiny protectors waging an ever-evolving war against good and bad bacteria. Now, my view is a little different. Balance. Ying and Yang. The dance of these communities working together to survive their own surface environmental changes. You can learn a lot about watching, smelling and tasting rinds. For me, it’s a perfect way to understand where...

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