Join me as I chat to Mike Thomson the creator of the beautiful raw milk stilton style cheese Young Buck. We talk about his origin story, the dreaded B-word and how an emphasis on local both defines and future proofs his business.

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James and Susanna Forbes of Little Pomona Orchard and Cidery

May 20, 2020

Join me as I chat through Zoom to two of the country's foremost Cider makers and communicators.  James and Susanna set up Little Pomona in 2015 following careers in wine and journalism, they create beautifully crafted, naturally made ciders, a real reflection of the Herefordshire countryside.

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Martin Gott of St James Cheese

May 13, 2020

Join me as I chat via Zoom to Martin Gott, a "cult figure" in the cheese world.  He makes a wonderful washed rind raw sheep milk cheese on his farm in Cumbria.



Patrick Holden of Hafod Cheese and The Sustainable Food Trust

May 6, 2020

Join me as I speak to Dairy farmer, cheesemaker and activist Patrick Holden.  We discuss the Covid-19 crisis in the context of his business and how the food systems we have now need to be future proofed with a greater focus on and support for sustainable practices.

Andy Swinscoe of the Courtyard Dairy 2.0

April 29, 2020

I speak to Andy of The Courtyard Dairy. He's appeared before on the Cellarman podcast but obviously we live in very different times.

Andy speaks about how his business has had to find ways to survive and the responsibility he feels for the producers he supports.

Carlos Yescas of Oldways Cheese Coalition

April 22, 2020

Join me as I speak to Carlos Yescas, former diplomat and now cheesemonger.  Born in bred in Mexico now living in the US, Carlos is an advocate for Raw milk production and speaks amazingly about the socio-economic effects of Covid-19 in the US, in Mexico and around the world.

Tom Oliver’s Dining Room with David Jowett

April 19, 2020

This is an experiment... It's immersive.  Sit with a glass of cider and a plate of delicious things and discover the origins of a new cheese created by two great producers, Tom Oliver of Oliver's Cider and David Jowett of Kingstone Dairy. 

It's a departure for The Cellarman Podcast, more of a rambling chat over good food - a bit of escapism at a time when we need it.

Jason Hinds of Neal’s Yard Dairy

April 17, 2020

Join me as I chat to Jason Hinds of Neal's Yard Dairy.  This is an overview of the industry at this time of crisis, we discuss the challenges faced and the opportunities for producers in "The After"

12. Andrea Power of Hatchman’s Cheeses

April 14, 2020

Join me as I catch up with Andrea Power of Hatchman's Cheeses in Barbados.  Covid-19 is a global crisis and I want to start to paint the picture of global cheese. 

11. Julianna Sedli from The Old Cheese Room

April 10, 2020

Join me as I catch up with Julianna Sedli owner of the Old Cheese Room.  We talk COvid-19, the troubles they are facing and how they are looking to overcome for a brighter, more local future