One of the consequences of having a little too much time on my hands is the launch of a brand new event. Introducing The Festival of Dorset! A three day virtual celebration of everything that makes our county great, from food and drink to the arts to wellness and holistic wellbeing, there’ll be something for everyone. Head over to the website and see what it’s all about… http://www.festivalofdorset.org
Lockdown 3.0 is well under way, and it all feels strangely normal. We’ve grown used to hunkering down inside, and then bursting out for an occasionally slightly frantic daily dose of exercise. The winter has felt long and dark, and while we may be in for a chilly end to the season, it is at least getting lighter (my Thursday commute up and down Gold Hill for the weekly market is in daylight now, instead of pre-dawn!).
We’re looking forward to a few events this year, tentatively booked in. The Sherborne Market will be returning in April, and we’re heading to Codford in the summer for that most quintessentially British day out at their Village Fete. And we may have a little something up our sleeves to keep us all entertained no matter what happens in the coming months – watch this space!
Where can you find us?
Every Thursday, 8 – 3pm. Shaftesbury Market
Saturday 20th February, Bowerchalke
Saturday 20th March, Bowerchalke
Saturday 17th April, Bowerchalke
Sunday 18th April, Sherborne
The Truckle Truck hit the road in 2018. I’d spent some 13 years ‘learning cheese’ and discovering the amazing industry that I now have the immense priviledge to be a part of.
The Truckle Truck itself is a 1969 Citroen HY van – a few of the questions I get asked the most are: ‘Does it drive?’ (Yes, albeit rather slowly and steadily), ‘Is it left-hand drive?’ (Yes again, which can be fun in country lanes!) and ‘Does she have a name?’
Of course she does – introducing Susie.
Running what’s probably the smallest cheeseshop in the world means my counter is also rather ‘bijou’. The cheeses that get a spot are award-winning, rare cheeses, cheeses made by new cheesemakers and cheeses that have been made for centuries. They are, quite simply, the best of the best.
While Susie and I tend to stay pretty much within our local area – we’re based in Shaftesbury, North Dorset – you can still buy the cheeses, biscuits and accompaniments if you live further afield. We send boxes of deliciousness all over the mainland UK (except islands and the Scottish Highlands, sorry!), so no one has to miss out on the cheese!
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