For over fourty-five years we have been making clothbound cheese here in Devon. We use our years of experience to develop and excel the flavour profiles of our cheese, always aiming to capture the best expression of the grass, soil, milk and seasons.
We have always loved sharing how we make our cheese, welcoming many of you to the farm to come and see for yourself on our Cheese Tours. With over a century's experience between them, our cheesemakers are highly-skilled and craft each individual Quicke's cheese by hand. Aside from our Cheese Tours, the hard work of our expert cheesemakers stays confined to the dairy walls. We thought it's time that changed.
With the Dairy currently closed to visitors we're delighted to bring to the comfort of your home our new 'Cheese Make' film. From the rich fertile soil and luscious Devon pastures to the careful wrapping of the cheese in muslin cloth, this mini film sees Malcolm Mitchell our Dairy Manager and Mary Quicke get nerdy about ingredients, temperatures, timings and age-old techniques they use everyday to craft Quicke's cheese.
Learn why the soil and grass is so important to our cheesemaking process, find out about our wild cultures from the swinging 60s and the role they play, watch the traditional cheddaring process in action and take a peak inside our nursery store where our young cheeses are turned daily to mature and grow the mould garden which creates the hallmark Quicke's flavour profile.
When you understand the whole process, you'll see that what we're doing here is strongly connected to the land that we've been farming for five generations. Matching up the extraordinary microbiome of the soil with the grass, the cows, the starters and the mould garden, and how that is developed to create wonderful flavours with the attention and intention of all of the people who work at Quicke's.
We hope you enjoy watching the science and art behind making our award-winning clothbound cheddar cheese, and if you learned something new, why not share with other curd nerds you know will love this.