More cheese please

The news that Arla Foods has inaugurated a cheese production site in the Kingdom of Bahrain to support the increasing demands for dairy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) comes as no surprise.

Loving the domestic

The European Dairy Association’s annual policy conference always provides a lot of food for thought, and this year was no exception.

Colours in nature

Had some very nice aged Gouda that I picked up at Schiphol last week when visiting the colouring foods fields of the Netherlands and Germany.

Taking back the narrative

I have been travelling a bit this month, and one of the themes has been taking back the dairy narrative from the people who seem to think 10,000 years of history and farming, plus science, count for nothing when looking at whether or not to eat dairy as a human.

Where dairy was born

Istanbul is a vast city, and the 1,300 attendees at the IDF World Dairy Summit may have been just a drop in its 14.6 million inhabitants for the last week.

Welcome back and skills sets

First off I wanted to welcome our own Samantha Bull back to the dairy herd here at Dairy Industries International this week as our advertising sales manager.

Our common heritage

By the time this is published we may have had something else dramatic happen here in the UK, but I for one am happy that Boris is being reined in by the responsible members of his party and the opposition for now.

A comfortable dysfunction

I don’t usually agree with Jeremy Clarkson, although I always liked him on Top Gear and he brings a bit of sass to Who Wants to be a Millionaire? But his Sunday Times column is sometimes another episode of middle aged man whines about…

Snackification summer

It is the last of the lazy days of summer, and instead of eating real meals I am leaning on salads and other easy to manage foods.

Farming and volatility

I’m blaming Irish group Kerry Group, which in its recent report says, “International dairy markets were relatively stable in the period, reflecting less volatility in global supply/demand dynamics.” It’s almost a jinx to discuss how well things are going.

Scrumptious affairs to remember

People are very interested that I spent one day a couple of weeks ago in a field in a white coat, wielding a cheese iron and tasting and discussing cheese with fellow judges at the International Cheese Awards

Judging cheese in a field

The public day for the International Cheese & Dairy Awards at Nantwich was a bit of a washout, with the main agricultural show being cancelled due to concerns about the weather.

The weather files

Here in Western Europe, it has been hot this past week. Amazingly hot (38°C, or 100° Fahrenheit in old money), but I guess we will all have to get used to more of this as the climate changes.

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