A West Country Farmhouse Cheddar cheese has become a global Internet celebrity. Dairy farmers at Westcombe Dairy set up a webcam on the cheese after hatching the idea one night over a pint. Now the cheese has a cult following, with half a million hits to the website!
Cheese has been made at Westcombe Dairy since the late 1800s, with the dairy producing 100 tonnes of cheddar a year.
The cheese’s creator, Tom Calver, told us: “We batted around an idea about filming a cheese to let the whole world appreciate just how long it takes to create the perfect-tasting West Country Farmhouse Cheddar. The cheese has nearly 500 MySpace friends and has even been invited to a wedding.”
Catch up with the action, or distinct lack of it, at www.cheddarvision.tv
First published issue 48 (Spring 2007)
Written by Darryl Bullock
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