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Postby saucisson » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:32 pm

The Hartington Cheese Company has closed down and the cheese factory equipment sold at auction at the end of July. Manufacture of Derbyshire/Dovedale Blue will move to Staffordshire although it will be marketed by the Derbyshire Cheese Company in Bakewell. It was mentioned in passing on the Hairy Bikers when they were tasting the "last" cheese made at the factory yesterday, which got me worried...

Quite rightly it would appear.

No idea what will happen to Oxford Blue...

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Postby Richierich » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:19 am

Could you make it! :wink:
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Postby saucisson » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:56 am

The thought has occurred to me :)

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Postby Richierich » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:57 pm

Or....could we make it? Willing to learn!!
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Postby wheels » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:02 pm

I tried to ring them to find out where production is moving to - couldn't get through this afternoon though:

Oxford Fine Food Company Limited
40-42 Stanley Road
Oxford
OX4 1QZ
UK

tel +44 (0)1865 798 008
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Postby saucisson » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:37 pm

Richierich wrote:Or....could we make it? Willing to learn!!


I'm having an experimental session, I'll get back to you if I have any luck... :D
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Postby BlueCheese » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Buy one of their cheese and keep it as culture stock ;)
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