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#993521 - 1st Dec 2015 9:50am The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses
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I recall going with my Mum to the old market and an enduring memory is the cheese stalls, most of which seemed to be from farms in Shropshire or Cheshire. The quality of those cheeses was wonderful.

I wonder if cheese-makers still make the journey to Birkenhead to sell their product.

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#993548 - 1st Dec 2015 1:17pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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I too have fond memories of the old market, in my case, for the treacle toffee which we used to buy in a slab and break up at home with the toffee hammer, which I still have.
Thinking of cheese; the very finest Cheshire cheese, Appleby's unpasteurised, is made not far from me, at Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire.
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#993550 - 1st Dec 2015 1:24pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: chriskay]
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Hi Chris....Wow! That name rings a bell, Appleby's smile I recall there was a number of stalls but my Mum had her favorite and it may well have been them

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#993561 - 1st Dec 2015 3:33pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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What year are you thinking of? I think Appleby's didn't start until 1952. I've just been out to a local farm shop to buy some: this shop has lots of great stuff for Sale but the prices rival Fortnum & Mason.
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#993567 - 1st Dec 2015 3:58pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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Chris, you haven't got a dog called Grommit have you?
Love cheese myself, can't get any Dorset Blue Vinney at the moment, it went off after the floods and my supplier can't get any. Still, I live in hope.
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#993569 - 1st Dec 2015 3:59pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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Lewis's in Greasby used to sell Appleby's Cheshire and it was THE BUSINESS. Cheese as it used to be; the taste and texture took me right back. Sadly they don't stock it any more, theirs is all prepacked now. You might find it at the farmer's markets in West Kirby or New Ferry, maybe?

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#993581 - 1st Dec 2015 5:14pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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Tried the Chester Cheese Shop in Northgate Street?

http://www.chestercheeseshop.co.uk/

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#993583 - 1st Dec 2015 5:27pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Tried the Chester Cheese Shop in Northgate Street?

http://www.chestercheeseshop.co.uk/


They do stock Appleby's. Also, Waitrose stock it and these:
http://www.liverpoolcheesecompany.co.uk/
I'm lucky; we have two stockists in town and one on the outskirts.
For anyone who likes Cheshire and hasn't tried Appleby's: it will open your eyes as to what a traditional Cheshire is like.
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#993626 - 1st Dec 2015 11:50pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: chriskay]
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Hi Chris, it would be between 1965 to 1967. I'm very envious of your cheese supply smile Waitrose you say sells Appleby's Cheshire?

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#993663 - 2nd Dec 2015 12:41pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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Originally Posted By: Erainn
Hi Chris, it would be between 1965 to 1967. I'm very envious of your cheese supply smile Waitrose you say sells Appleby's Cheshire?


Waitrose, yes, but since you're in London, Neal's Yard, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis, Oxford St.
Have a look on the Appleby's website.
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#993664 - 2nd Dec 2015 1:56pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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There's a few cheese sellers at New Ferry Farmers Market, and the West Kirby one. Lancashire, Cheshire and a Welsh one.

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#993714 - 2nd Dec 2015 9:27pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: chriskay]
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I'm on the case smile

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#993720 - 2nd Dec 2015 11:32pm Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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Also try here, not too far away and a nice place to visit although go early as it gets busy, Nice cafe as well, good cakes

http://www.hawardenestate.co.uk/special-offers/hello-world/

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#993724 - 3rd Dec 2015 12:04am Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: oldpm01]
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Originally Posted By: oldpm01
Also try here, not too far away and a nice place to visit although go early as it gets busy, Nice cafe as well, good cakes

http://www.hawardenestate.co.uk/special-offers/hello-world/


The cheese company there doesn't list Applebys. It does list a number of "mucked about" cheeses. yuck.
Still, sounds like a place worth a visit.
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#993736 - 3rd Dec 2015 9:10am Re: The Old Market's Wonderful Cheeses [Re: Erainn]
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It's great to know that quality Cheshire cheese is alive and well smile

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