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Old 09.11.2009, 22:33
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Looking good on WRS!
Thanks, it's quite a good video!

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Ok guys and galls who do I have to shoot to get my hands on Lancashire crumbly? Need, must have.
Lancashire Crumbly is a little difficult, once cut open I need to sell it (about 7 Kg) quickly and I need more Lancashire fans to risk that, maybe next year. I do have Singletons strong waxed Lancashire, would that do for the moment?

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Oooohhhhhhh cheeeeeeeeeeeeese

Cannot access your PDF - do you ever have Elmhurst from Sharpham? I love that stuff
I do have some Sharpham cheeses from time to time but haven't tried that one. I'll see what I can do. I'll also fix the PDF link tomorrow

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Old 09.11.2009, 22:39
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

can i post your article video on here? it's brilliant and oh how I want your view!
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Old 09.11.2009, 23:03
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

The interview on WRS during rush hour back home was good, keep it up!
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Old 09.11.2009, 23:15
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Here's the legend that is Cheesy Mike

http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/switze...nd.shtml?16531
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Old 10.11.2009, 21:12
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Ok! Order will be incoming.

And all you others.....
chant out loud

"We need cheese. "We need cheese. "We need cheese. We need Lancasire crumbly cheese"....
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Old 10.11.2009, 22:59
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Ok! Order will be incoming.

And all you others.....
chant out loud

"We need cheese. "We need cheese. "We need cheese. We need Lancasire crumbly cheese"....
I met the people who make Mrs Kirkhams crumbly Lancashire last year and all was going swimmingly until I mentioned that I'm actually a Yorkshireman. I'm not entirely sure that I'm even allowed to sell it but I promise I will get some crumbly in the spring.

But if you don't buy at least some if it it'll be the War of the Roses all over again. With gloves off
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Old 10.11.2009, 23:07
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Here's the legend that is Cheesy Mike
http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/switze...nd.shtml?16531
Hey Grumpy, congrats, that is a really nice intro to you and the British Cheese Centre! Well done!
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Old 11.11.2009, 10:46
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Oh do not worry Grumpy I am officially endowed to proclame you a honorary Lancastrian you just need to say "red rose" thrice before you go to bed tonight.
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Old 11.11.2009, 10:50
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Great Link this.

I know my eyes aren't what they used to be, but that Union Jack on the Stall in Zürich looks upside down to me! The broad white stripe on the diagonal white cross should be at the top - unless of course, it is being used as a distress signal.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Great Video mike, now that lots of people have seen it, you better prepare hordes coming during the market in HB
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I know my eyes aren't what they used to be, but that Union Jack on the Stall in Zürich looks upside down to me! The broad white stripe on the diagonal white cross should be at the top - unless of course, it is being used as a distress signal.
If you've been away from the United Kingdom for a long time, you wouldn't be aware of the Harrogate Proclamation of 1985, in which Queen Elizabeth II granted the people of Yorkshire a number of special privileges which, while stopping short of granting complete independence, allowed them to disregard some of the expectations incumbent upon the rest of her subjects.

Under the terms of the Proclamation, the people of Yorkshire (defined as those born within the confines of the three Ridings, regardless of their current abode) are permitted to remain sitting during performances of the National Anthem (a privilege shared with submariners); they are permitted to greet their fellow subjects with a special salute of two raised fingers; and they are permitted to hang the Union Flag upside down.

Her Majesty, fearful for the disturbing effect upon her realms of the secession and ultimate independence of a Free Yorkshire, made these concessions after a number of acts of civil disobedience made by Yorkshiremen throughout the previous fifteen years, culminating in pitched battles outside several coal mines in 1984 that were later (in a politically desperate example of historical revisionism) blamed on striking miners.

Here is a picture of a Yorkshire revolutionary demonstrating his solidarity with his countymen at a horse trial, by means of the special salute:


Here are some of the Yorkshire insurrectionists burning copies of the hymn Jerusalem:




These were trying times for the nation, and the peace engendered by Her Majesty's Proclamation was a welcome relief for everyone in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

So Mr Grapefruit's flag is not upside down. Rather, it is proudly exhibited by a Yorkshireman in the manner to which he is entitled to exhibit it.

Needless to say, those of us with Lancastrian blood are a bit miffed, but we need our cheese, too, so we just bite our tongues and queue up at his stall, taking care not to look down.

I blame that murderous old hunchback, myself...
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Great Link this.

I know my eyes aren't what they used to be, but that Union Jack on the Stall in Zürich looks upside down to me! The broad white stripe on the diagonal white cross should be at the top - unless of course, it is being used as a distress signal.
I was about to blame my Swiss assistant that morning to fail to hang the flag correctly (I was too busy keeping the video journalist happy with the 8th take of me cutting a wedge of cheddar) when I realised that my assistant that morning is my future MIL and clearly she was aware (unlike me) of the special privelages that we of the chosen Ridings were granted by Her Mag (as detailed by Mr Breakfast).

However, Ms Byt does win today's prize of a chunk of Shropshire for spotting the obvious mistake.
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I was about to blame my Swiss assistant that morning to fail to hang the flag correctly (I was too busy keeping the video journalist happy with the 8th take of me cutting a wedge of cheddar) when I realised that my assistant that morning is my future MIL and clearly she was aware (unlike me) of the special privelages that we of the chosen Ridings were granted by Her Mag (as detailed by Mr Breakfast).

However, Ms Byt does win today's prize of a chunk of Shropshire for spotting the obvious mistake.
(make note to myself to watch video again for more mistakes)

An excellent job Grumpy.

May I suggest a Yorkshire flag as well for your emporium?
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Old 12.11.2009, 18:17
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However, Ms Byt does win today's prize of a chunk of Shropshire for spotting the obvious mistake.
What a kind gesture. That bit of Shropshire Blue you cut off the whole cheese in the video will do very nicely thank you.
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Old 12.11.2009, 18:18
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Really nice to see you both yesterday and I'm glad business at Zurich's HB is booming. Will you be doing any Christmas markets?
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Old 12.11.2009, 18:48
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Anyone popping to mikes stall next Wednesday - I can highly recommend Astrids lovely shortbread - I can recommend it so much that I ate all of it in one day

Great to see you both also - hope you didn't get tooooooo cold
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Anyone popping to mikes stall next Wednesday - I can highly recommend Astrids lovely shortbread - I can recommend it so much that I ate all of it in one day

Great to see you both also - hope you didn't get tooooooo cold
And didnt even save a little bit for your lovely Husband
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(make note to myself to watch video again for more mistakes)

An excellent job Grumpy.

May I suggest a Yorkshire flag as well for your emporium?
We do, but only when I have Wensleydale & Swaledale on offer

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Really nice to see you both yesterday and I'm glad business at Zurich's HB is booming. Will you be doing any Christmas markets?
The ICS Zumikon one day Holiday market on Tuesday 1st December, Rapperswil from the 11th - 13th and Luzern from the 17th - 20th.

Plenty of other one day events at Moevenpick wine and Orell Füssli as well as in Bern on Sunday December 6th - I'll post more details later.

Today we're at Jelmoli in Zürich promoting our 9 best sellers and tomorrow at the Expat-Expo at the Transport Museum in Luzern. All go from now until Dec 24th!
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Fantastic! It's great to see, or more precisely taste, some proper cheddar after all that blend stuff you get in coop or migros. You can get the best cheeses in Switzerland, but they just can't make decent cheddar.

After accidentally coming across the thread this morning, I got excited and quickly dropped down to Jelmoli to have a look and taste. The cheeses I tried were great, and the service/insight was way above the Swiss standard . You guys know your cheeses and certainly know how to sell . The apple lavender jelly is simply fantastic. You just gained a new regular customer, and I will certainly spread the word. Are you planning to open a permanent store in Zurich?

In any case, a big thank you guys for bringing this often missed experience to my doorstep!

Cheers!!!
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Fantastic! It's great to see, or more precisely taste, some proper cheddar after all that blend stuff you get in coop or migros. You can get the best cheeses in Switzerland, but they just can't make decent cheddar.

After accidentally coming across the thread this morning, I got excited and quickly dropped down to Jelmoli to have a look and taste. The cheeses I tried were great, and the service/insight was way above the Swiss standard . You guys know your cheeses and certainly know how to sell . The apple lavender jelly is simply fantastic. You just gained a new regular customer, and I will certainly spread the word. Are you planning to open a permanent store in Zurich?

In any case, a big thank you guys for bringing this often missed experience to my doorstep!

Cheers!!!

If we commit Michael to one store, so many of us would miss out on his charm and perhaps more importantly, his cheeses.... We can't all get to Zurich or Thalwil..... and Mike has become the master of fairs and exhibitions....

Can't wait to try his cheese next weekend at the Britshop or at Vintage and Vine in Luzern....

Yum....
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