The weather dictates farming life so much that there’s huge relief when the warm, sunny days of spring finally arrive. Although Spring is just around the corner, it’s a lovely time of year with crisp mornings and day light hours lasting that little bit longer. With the considerably mild but extremely wet conditions over the last few months, the land is saturated but the grass on top looks long overdue a haircut. The British seasons have felt topsy turvey and the natural cycle of has created a confused season. Snowdrops and even a few daffodils have emerged already this year and we are not quite yet in March.
January was a fairly quiet month for AFF which gave us time to work on our marketing and also made time to visit potential new customers with our small sample packages. Look out for your favourites in some new locations!
I visited my family on the Isle of Wight during the February half term, and I took with me 2 cheeses as gifts to my parents – both huge lovers of cheese – for them, this is the best job I have ever had!
My mother loves goats cheese, so was delighted when I handed over a Cerney Mini Pepper. The fresh goats cheese, made to order by Julie and Avril at Cerney House is coated with rainbow pepper and is a totally delicious soft cheese.
My father became a fan of Ceri’s cheese at Christmas when I took home a selection to have on the cheese board. I took him the Royal Basset Blue, the creamy blue truckle that won a gold medal for the best cheese at Taste of the West in 2014. Its no surprise it has won so many awards, I couldn’t resist opening it before my father had a chance!
We are looking to take on a new and different cheese this year so if there is something you would like to see or taste, we would love to hear your suggestions. Please do get in touch.