Blue cheese and pumpkin pasties #lovecheesechallenge

I love this time of year. Born in October, I’m a true autumn child. To this day I still collect conkers, marvelling at their shiny, marbled sheen that turns…

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Burt’s Blue Cheese – Altrincham, Cheshire

It’s British Cheese Week; the time of year which fromageophiles such as myself use as an excuse to stock up on the good stuff, retreat indoors and only emerge after the last gooey globlet has been wiped out of the fondue. So taking a break from the annual face stuffing, I’m resting my mandibles and…

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Bolton Market

Foodies have long heralded the farmers’ market; fair trade jute bag in hand, chatting to the suppliers over ears of freshly harvested corn and handmade gluten free cupcakes. However we need to remember that the raise of the farmers’ market is not just a modern phenomenon, but an extension of the traditional market that has…

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Vive le Cheese Tasting, Soup Kitchen – Manchester

Anyone who has read by blog or tweets will agree that I am completely addicted to cheese. It can happen to the best of us and it’s happened to me. So imagine my delight to find Vive le Cheese; the people who have the job of promoting French cheese (can I  have a job there…

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Butler’s Cheese – Lancashire

Cheese – loved by many, loathed by the boy, obsessed over by me. I remember the day I actually fell in love with cheese: I was three years old and my parents had laid out a classic ‘bits and pieces’ (basically a Saturday night off cooking for my Mum so we had a pic-nic in…

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