Our latest busman holiday, with Covid in mind was to Somerset. We wanted to avoid unnecessary contact with others so took off with our much loved dogs, totally self contained in Gerty our camper for a few days of walking and exploring.
Inevitably we had to call in on the family run Westcombe dairy, where a wonderful unpasteurised Cheddar is made using milk from their farm. Its always good to catch up with our producers… Tom Calver gave us a tour, the manmade cheese cave is a sight to behold.The cows were thriving on traditional grazing pastures full of herbs and flora. The brewery at the back of the dairy reviled some extraordinary beer, Salted Caramel proving to be a winner in our household . We were sad to see the old phone box used for smoking cheese had been replaced by something more sophisticated !! Take a look at this short film by Julius Fiedler CRAFT the art of making cheddar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDhnTcziELs It’s not just about the cheese maker, it’s the land, cows, feed, weather and a passion for fine produce. It was a joy to visit and makes us very happy to be associated with them.