Meet the people who make the UK's cheese scene so special

From the shop owner with a Covid-friendly cheese vending machine to the creator of a modern British brie, meet the people at the forefront of the UK's cheese industry. 

Chef Karan Gokani on his passion for paneer, and how to make it at home

Karan Gokani developed a love for paneer growing up in Mumbai. Later, as director of the Hoppers chain, he  gave this versatile ingredient a distinctly Sri Lankan twist.

The artisanal secrets behind Italy’s most precious cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is Italy’s most celebrated cheese. To merit the name it must come from one of 300 recognised dairies and  be made using age-old techniques. This is a true labour of love — and the proof is in the product.

Create the perfect cheese board with these eight artisan varieties

From a French goat’s cheese coated in ash to a Spanish blue wrapped in sycamore leaves, our cheeseboard features Europe’s finest.

Cheese pilgrimages: the nine destinations that should be on every cheese-lover's bucket list

From the Dutch Cheese Valley to the lush pastures of Normandy and the wild Californian north west, here are the places we think should be on every cheese lover’s bucket list.

Five of the best fromageries across the UK

The UK is home to an incredible array of artisan cheese shops. Here are five of the best, each guaranteed to please even the most discerning cheese-lover.

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