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  1. The Fine Cheese Co. visit Hafod Cheese-makers

    The Fine Cheese Co. visit Hafod CheesemakersBeing a Somerset cheese company means we’re joined at the hip to our local Cheddar makers: from the mighty Montgomery’s to the wonderful Westcombe.
    Because of this, getting my West Country colleagues to take on a Welsh Cheddar was on the impossible side of difficult.
    But there it now rests, on our bowing spruce boards and in its rightful place: Hafod (pronounced Havod – meaning summer pasture in Welsh) -  one of the finest Cheddars made in the UK.
    Having adopted their cheese, I thought it was about time the sales team I and (Ollie, Gabi and Flo) paid our Welsh neighbours a visit to spend a gruelling 12 hours with Sam helping him turn his milk into Hafod.  We started bright and early helping milk the cows.  Although Ollie wasn’t too impres