Join me as I taste cheese with Jenny Linford, Food Writer and Author of The Missing Ingredient, a great book all about the many roles time plays in our food and drink.

We start in Neal's Yard where cheesemongers Will and Phil give us a delicious taste of some great cheese whilst giving us a little insight into the dark arts of the cheesemonger. We then wander Borough Market engaging in some 

Jenny's book is published by Penguin and is widely available at all good outlets!



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8. Bristol Cider Salon - Part Two

August 5, 2018


Join me for part two of the Bristol Cider Salon.  The brain child of Tom Oliver of Oliver's Cider and Perry and Martin Berkley of Pilton Cider and with the help of Felix Nash of the Fine Cider Co. Cider Salon was the bringing together of some of our finest cider producers.  I had the great pleasure of chatting and tasting with some real beverage heroes including;

Martyn Goodwin-Sharman of Clapton Craft N4 and general booze poet.

Felix Nash of the Fine Cider Co. 

Ben Walgate of Starvecrow Cider

Gabe Cook the Ciderologist

 Ryan Burke of Angry Orchard



7. Bristol Cider Salon - Part One

July 22, 2018

Join me in Bristol at the inaugural Cider Salon.  The brain child of Tom Oliver of Oliver's Cider and Perry and Martin Berkley of Pilton Cider and with the help of Felix Nash of the Fine Cider Co. Cider Salon was the bringing together of some of our finest cider producers.  I had the great pleasure of chatting and tasting with some real beverage heroes including;

Gabe Cook the Ciderologist

Johnny Mills of Mill's Brewing

Theo Cobb from Hawke's

James Forbes of Little Pomona

Martyn Goodwin-Sharman of Clapton Craft N4 and general booze poet.


6. Rosie Morgan The Bristol Cheesemonger.

July 8, 2018

Join me as I chat to Rosie Morgan, The Bristol Cheesemonger.  Rosie travels round the west country picking up all the cheese herself and in doing so ensures that she builds and maintains that all important relationship with her suppliers.  This approach is unusual but clearly effective, Rosie won the Great British Cheese Awards Speciality cheese retailer 2017.  I really enjoyed chatting to this west country cheese legend, I hope you do to - Cheers!

5. Gabe Cook the Ciderologist

June 24, 2018

Join me at The Barrels in the heart of Hereford as I chat to Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist.  Gabe is a true ambassador of cider, passionate, knowledgable and charismatic he spreads the love of great cider both here in the UK and across the globe.  We talk Gabe's route into cider, the publication of his book "Ciderology" in September and the future of cider as he sees it.  Cheers!

London Farmers Market - Cheese Street Blackheath. Cellarman Bite-size

June 20, 2018

Join me for Mini-podcast Cellarman Bite-Size.  Soak up the atmosphere at London Farmer's markets - Cheese Street Blackheath, a celebration of great cheese under blue skies in South London.  I chat to Blackwood Cheese Co and Wilde's Cheese - thank you to both for giving me some time as it was at least five people deep wanting delicious cheese!  There are two more Cheese Streets this year and I will chat to some of the other producers down the line - in the meantime... Enjoy!

4. Hero Hirsh Retail Manager at Paxton & Whitfield

June 17, 2018

Join me on Jermyn Street in Central London as I chat to Hero Hirsh of Paxton & Whitfield. We discuss working for a great cheese institution whilst looking to the future, world beating cheeses and Hero's own journey into the wonderful world of cheese.

3. Jonny Crickmore maker of Baron Bigod at Fen Farm Dairy

June 3, 2018

Join me on a long-form stroll round Fen Farm with Jonny Crickmore.  Fen Farm is the home of the delicious raw-milk soft cheese Baron Bigod.  We hear about Jonny's thoughts on sustainable farming and animal husbandry, his run in with vegans and his plans for the future.  It was a real pleasure recording this under blue East Anglian skies. Listen out for the sky larks and the cudding of the cows!

2. Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry

May 27, 2018

Join me at The Euston Tap for a chat with Tom Oliver from Oliver's Cider and Perry .  Tom is one of the best cidermakers working today, his ciders and perries are multi-award winning and truly delicious.  I first encountered Tom's ciders when looking for a good match for a Montgomery's Cheddar, and so opened a Pandora's box of complex drinks with great depth of flavour and passion.  We discussed Tom's philosophy of cider, his approach to collabortation and we even tried some cheese!

1. Andy Swinscoe of the Courtyard Dairy

May 20, 2018

Join me in the store cupboard of the great Cheese Bar Camden where I chat to Andy Swinscoe of the Courtyard Dairy in Settle North Yorkshire.  The Courtyard Dairy is an award winning cheesemonger and champion of small farmhouse cheesemakers, particularly from the North of England.  Andy is an extremely accomplished and passionate cheesemonger.  We discuss his route into cheese, his business approach and his vision for the future - all with an atmospheric backing track courtesy of Robbie Williams!