Monday, May 4, 2009
On the Road Again
Sunday morning I took the train to Newton St. Cyres in southwestern England, close to the city of Exter. In Newton St. Cyres, I spent three day at Quickes Traditional, makers of traditional Bandage Cheddar from the milk of their 500 cow herd. The Quickes family has been farming in Newton St. Cyres for over 450 years. Twenty-five years ago, Sir John Quickes built the dairy, where his daughter Mary continues to manage the dairy. After three days of helping in the cheese factory and aging rooms, I headed by train to Dover, England, where I took the ferry to Calais, Frances to spend the night. On Friday I boarded the train to my friend Walter’s house in Bischofzell, Switzerland.