Altrincham’s New Market Dairy which was established in October 2019, by Martin Gott, and retails and wholesales a carefully curated selected of artisan made cheeses from across the British Isles and further afield, is set to play host to two of the UK’s cheese making giants today this from 1.00pm onwards.
Julie Cheyney and Blake Bowden the makers of two of the UK’s iconic artisan farmhouse cheeses St. Jude’s and St. Cera and taste them both.
They make these two iconic cheeses at Fen Farm Dairy, Bungay, Suffolk, using raw milk a single herd of Montbéliarde cows who yield a high protein milk, which is excellent for cheesemaking and goes into renowned cheeses such as Vacherin, Comté and Reblochon.
St. Jude’s is a small, soft, mould ripened cheese with flavours that are influenced by the seasons depending on the cow’s diet with grassy notes in spring and buttery notes in the winter. It’s sister cheese, St. Cera is a washed rind version of St. Jude, which develops stronger nutty flavours as it matures.
Their ethos is that their lactic style cheeses are made ‘slowly and gently’, to craft lovingly handmade cheeses made in small batches with great care, passion and respect – resulting in multi-award-winning cheeses.
PHOTO: St. Jude cheesemakers Julie Cheyney & Blake Bowden