MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
WELL you’re going to brie (sorry) in for a shock here. Apparently Britain not only produces more varieties of cheese than France, but is one of the biggest producers of cheese in the world. And there are plenty of other ahem, grate facts in this latest edition of the series about our production past.
Presenter Steph McGovern and a team of makers arrive in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales and explore how it started out being made by French monks before finally being championed by Wallace and Gromit.
The makers attempt to produce the very earliest variations of Wensleydale. But from milking a sheep, to extracting ‘rennet’ from a sheep’s stomach, then re-inflating the stomach like a balloon, the challenge proves to be a bit of a stinker.