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Mountainous land of cheese

I was off on holiday last week, and went to visit Torrylin Creamery, a First Milk plant on the west side of the isle of Arran, up in Scotland.

Posted 4 September 2017

Adding value to ice cream

A Mintel report about ice cream habits in China provides me with some interesting tidbits about shopping habits in the country.

Posted 29 August 2017

Spot the cheese and collect £500

I was drinking my morning coffee last Saturday and reading the Grauniad (also known as the Guardian) when I came across Richard Clothier of Wyke Farm’s smiling visage peering out at me, from a field surrounded by cows.

Posted 21 August 2017

Getting one’s goat

Goat cheese consumption is growing globally, according to a recent report from Persistence Market Research.

Posted 14 August 2017

A global trend

Value-added drinks are becoming more popular globally, and the news from Mintel that India’s share of dairy milk introductions for flavoured milks reached 43% is just another indicator of that.

Posted 7 August 2017

A cheese experience

Those who have not been to the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich should probably go at least once to the field in Cheshire if they love cheese.

Posted 31 July 2017

The ice cream scene

It’s high summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and even in the UK where we normally don’t get much of a summer, the recent heat has people are thinking of ice cream.

Posted 24 July 2017

Value versus volume

The recovery of the global dairy market means that the global dairy companies can now become focused on value strategies instead of volume strategies, according to Rabobank’s recently released survey of the top 20 global dairy companies.

Posted 17 July 2017

The new frontier

I went to visit a cheese packing plant the other day, said to be the largest in Europe. When I said, “Oh, it’s not in Europe anymore,” my husband corrected me. “No matter what, the UK is part of Europe.

Posted 10 July 2017

Thinking of September

As we prepare for our summer holidays here at Bell Publishing, I’d like to remind you all of the impending deadlines for our annual Supplier Profile issue.

Posted 3 July 2017

The price of butter

Recovery of milk prices globally is the good news contained in Rabobank’s most recent quarterly report on the dairy industry.

Posted 26 June 2017

Signs of the times

The International Farm Comparison Network has been busy analysing the world’s dairy prices, and concluded that the milk price recovery is well underway now.

Posted 19 June 2017

Beautiful country and cheese

I was up in the beautiful, rainy Lake District this weekend for a swim. The swim didn’t go as planned – my day was cancelled and I wound up swimming a mile in choppy water on the Saturday and getting the biggest calf cramp I think I have ever had.

Posted 12 June 2017

Climate change and us

The news that the current resident of the US White House has decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change comes as no surprise to those of us who have seen the man’s work for decades in New York.

Posted 5 June 2017