The G&J Journal

Cheese of the week - Harrogate Blue

May 31, 2014 Stephen Fleming

Our cheese of the week is also one of our biggest sellers - Harrogate Blue.  The cheese has also just won a gold medal at the British Cheese Awards earlier this week. Created by Judy Bell's daughters Katie and Caroline at Shepherd's Purse Cheeses in Thirsk, it was launched in 2012 and won Best New Product at the Great Yorkshire Show in the same year.  It then won a silver medal at the World Cheese Awards and a gold at the Gobal Cheese awards in the same year.Matured for at least 10 weeks the cheese has a creamy texture and...

Brewery Beats

June 13, 2013 Stephen Fleming

We're really looking forward to taking part in the Brewery Beats event at the Treboom Brewery near York this coming Saturday:     Also making a rare guest appearance will be Sally from The Harrogate Preserves Company, with fabulous chutneys and pickles - the perfect complement to our fantastic Yorkshire cheese!

My first cheese selling adventure - Chapel Allerton Easter Eggstravaganza

April 09, 2012 flemmo1970

Easter Sunday (yesterday) was my first time selling cheese at a fair - I took a stall at the CARA Easter Eggstravaganza in Chapel Allerton. The gloomy grey skies may have threatened, but thankfully the rain held off and brought out lots of people to have fun with the CARA guys, who'd laid on lots of fun and games for the family. One the stall there was a great selection of Lacey's cheese: Sage Derby Blue Olive Mescolate Smoked Cheddar Mature Cheddar Traditional Wensleydale Brie There was also a seletion of fantastic chutneys made by the guys from Pudsey Pickles.   I...

Unexpectedly Yorkshire

April 05, 2012 flemmo1970

It's the start of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, and time to try something new.  I'd been invited along to the "Unexpectedly Yorkshire" evening at the Corn Exchange in Leeds.  The evening promised to challenge a few conventions and clichés about Yorkshire food - not just Wensleydale cheese and Yorkshire puddings.   It was also a lead in for the latest Cornucopia event taking place on Good Friday - which regularly boasts a great collection of  independent local food producers and regularly has a very detrimental effect on my bank account. We started off with a welcoming glass of wine, grown and...