Food & drink, Health and wellbeing, social, WI meetings

The cheese lady returns!

Another packed house on Wednesday 25th September – this time many members had experienced the entertaining delivery from Leagram’s Organic Dairy last year.

Faye Kitching presented the Fayre of delicious cheeses and she reminded us that her father was the mind behind it all and that the jokes included were his – and she relished in this. Her slick professional style was directed with fun and knowledge on the very subject of cheese. In a space of 40 minutes we witnessed the finished article in a net bag reduced from the size of a very large football to hand held cheese. The normal timing for this finished product takes up to 9 hours!!

There were many flavours and shapes and sizes and taster pots for all – an absolute joy and so entertaining and throughout this we were constantly aware of the love of cheese and their value to society – the evening was a huge success and enjoyed by all.

In addition the Baking Team added wonderful cakes and selections of sweets that turned a cheesy evening into a banquet feast! The year has passed so quickly and the Willows WI is preparing for the 2020 programme- that promises to be interesting and varied.

Best wishes to all readers and see you at the next meeting on October 23rd.

Cheers, Marie.

Food & drink, WI meetings

An evening with Leagrams Organic Dairy

by Marie Dixon

At their social evening on October 25th The Willows WI Sale enjoyed a presentation by Leagrams Organic Dairy – a family run business, specialising in making organic cheeses – a mother and daughter team, who captured the interest and the taste buds of a fascinated audience. Within fifteen minutes with the help of boiling water, some rennet and several very strong smelling cultures, wonderful smooth cheese was produced and various samples were offered to the membership, flavoured with ginger ,onion, and pineapple. As an added feature many cheeses were for sale together with related items.

The evening was run with professional ease and a great deal of humour. And do remember the valuable lesson we learnt… ‘Do not put your cheese in cling film – always silver foil –it preserves the cheese for longer!’