Records show that a cheese was made to a recipe similar to Cheshire in England during the Roman occupation. Much later, at the turn of the 19th century, Cheshire would have been the staple cheese eaten by families the length and breadth of Britain. All of this cheese would have been made in well over a thousand farms across the Cheshire Plains.
The Appleby's have been making Cheshire cheese at Hawkstone Abbey Farm, near Whitchurch in Shropshire, for three generations and are the last farm making a Cheese using their own raw milk. In February this year, Harry and I visited cheesemaker Garry Gray and owners Paul and Sarah Appleby, in order to film the work they do. We hope you enjoy the film as much we enjoyed making it.