A very warm welcome to Pedro – I am going to let him introduce himself.
I was definitely influenced by my grandparents, my father’s parents. They had what I would call a backyard farm. They kept turkeys, ducks, goats and a pig as well as an allotment. I spent a lot of time helping them out with the chores, including milking and making cheese and of course learning all about foraging!
I am a small bijou producer and customers like that because there is no farming intensification here. It’s just me, the sheep, the chickens and the goats and I love it.
I have been making cheese for about 8 years now, starting with the basic soft cheeses and now I’m making a range of cheeses. Most of my cheese is eaten by the local community, sometimes in exchange for other goodies such as vegetables, a hot meal, wine whatever is on offer!
I am very much looking forward to imparting all my knowledge to you all!