Sunday, May 20, 2007

Great Taste Awards

A few weeks ago I was invited to be a judge at this year’s Great Taste Awards and on Friday I left the shop for the first time and travelled down to London for the tasting. I was very pleased to be allocated ice cream with nuts, fruit cake with alcohol and plain chocolate, a little dubious about bacon and hot chutney and not terribly keen on meat based pies. But it was the pies, which really surprised me. One was amazing! Not like any pie I had seen or eaten before and totally delicious. I now need to track it down, maybe not to stock in the shop, but certainly to eat myself.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Official Opening

On 27th April we had an "Official Opening" with lots of tasters available. It was a lovely day. We even had people coming in to say they had seen posters advertising the event in various places (none of which I made or put up - that was one of the customers!). The tasting even featured in a local primary school's trip out. 35 seven year olds appeared in groups of 5 to try cheeses from different countries. Only one found the taste so unpleasant he cried!

I'm not sure where the blog entry or photos from the day went, but have posted again today - better late than never.