From the maker's mouth

Meet one of our lovely cheesemakers! Mandy joined us in October 2018 to help us in the run up to Christmas. Although Mandy didn't have any experience of cheesemaking before she joined us, she took to it like a duck to water. She has an eye for detail and plenty of curiosity about the process so has picked up the skills needed for cheesemaking very quickly and is now an expert in the processes involved in making Sinodun Hill and Brightwell Ash, so much so that we have even left her in charge of the cheese to take a rare few days off ourselves this week. Mandy is like many people involved in making artisan cheeses in the UK these days, in that cheesemaking was a new and unexpected career depar

Meet our team

What kind of team do you need to run a small artisan cheese business like Norton and Yarrow? In the very early days, it was just the two of us - a (Fraser) Norton and a (Rachel) Yarrow. We both did all elements of the business from goat husbandry and milking, to cheese making and selling, to admin and planning. A two person business is hard to sustain though when the work goes on 24/7, and it wasn't long before we started to need some help. Over the next few weeks and months, I'm planning to do a few more blog pieces introducing you more fully to some members of our team, but to start I'll give you an overview of how our team developed and who it consists of. In our first year, 2016, we did

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