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August 12th, 2016
We will not be despatching orders 20th, 21st, 22nd September due to a buying   Read more...
May 14th, 2016

Anyone who's been following this story in the UK media recently will know that this was the name chosen for a new polar research vessel in a nationwide poll of the British people organised by the National Environment Research Council. However, the ship will actually be christened the RRS Sir David Attenborough, as the name Boaty McBoatface was deemed too flippant – though it will live on as the moniker of the ship's remotely operated submarine.

 

The story certainly got everyone talking, even as far away as Australia. Residents of Sydney suggested that a council in the eastern suburbs be named Beachy McBeachface, in honour of Sydney's many famous beaches. At the Cotswold Farm Park, which we visited recently, Philip heard a mother say to her child: “Shall we call that lamb Sheepy McSheepface?”   Back in the House of Cheese, we're just waiting for the moment someone with a keen sense of the ridiculous asks us: “Are you   Read more...

May 7th, 2016

A forklift driver had a lucky escape yesterday in Shropshire when an eight-hour rescue operation succeeded in freeing him from tons of cheese which had fallen on him when shelving collapsed in a “domino effect” inside a large warehouse. You would think that no one could survive an incident like that, but apparently he was saved by the protective cage on his truck. The press variously reported that between 4,000 and 55,000 tonnes of cheese fell on the man, and one newspaper ran the story with the headline: “In a Pickle” … Online comments ranged from: “Glad he found a whey to get out” to “Grate rescue!”

 

Earlier this year a Frenchman was banned from a Waitrose store in London after attempting to steal boxes of Camembert. When approached by the manager of the store, he threw cheese at her and then lifted the entire trolley and brought it down on her foot, before kicking a security guard and a police officer in the   Read more...

April 6th, 2016

In the last two years, Italian and Albanian thieves have stolen about six million euros' worth of Parmesan from small, artisanal Italian producers … that's about 15,000 wheels. Once stolen, the cheeses are generally cut into pieces so that the cheese is untraceable, and then sold to unsuspecting cheese-lovers in the rest of Europe. The director of the Parmesan Cheese Consortium has said that the main problem is that the warehouses are too accessible. Perhaps the main problem is really that the police aren't doing their job properly … So where's Inspector Montalbano? Possibly not in the United States, where back in February of this year Wisconsin police recovered a trailer full of stolen Parmesan with a value of $90,000, a week after discovering another haul of cheese, mostly Cheddar, worth $70,000.

  Parmesan also hit the news in February of this year when it came to light that “Market Pantry 100% grated Parmesan cheese” sold   Read more...

February 25th, 2016
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