The School of Artisan Food works with a number of partners, without whom the School would not have been possible.
Daniel has provided incredible support to the School during the start-up and development phases, and without his help the School of Artisan Food would not have been possible.
Stichelton is one of the very few unpasteurised English blue cheeses. It is made by cheesemaker Joe Schneider in partnership with Randolph Hodgson of Neal’s Yard Dairy and the Welbeck Estate.
Stichelton is made using organic, unpasteurised cow’s milk from the dairy herd at Collingthwaite Farm on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, one of the traditional counties of Stilton fame. The makers believe that cheese made on the farm from raw milk offers a complexity of a different sort to that of pasteurised cheese, so they have stuck to their principles, and painstakingly poured all the traditional knowledge and passion for authentic cheesemaking they could muster into Stichelton.
Stilton has a well known history and is protected under European law as to where and how it can be made. Perversely though, these very same measures prevent Stilton from being made in its time honoured traditional way, as a farmhouse cheese made with unpasteurised milk. The maker’s goal in this project is to bring back a long forgotten cheese to British consumers, so that they could enjoy one of Britain’s best known and best loved cheeses in its original form
The Welbeck Abbey Brewery
This newly opened microbrewery is a joint venture between the Welbeck Estate and Kelham Island Brewery. The beers which are brewed at Welbeck are made purely with Welbeck water, malted barley, hops, and their own fresh yeast. They do not use any refined sugars or artificial preservatives. The recipes are unique to this micro-brewery and are designed by head brewer Claire Monk, who was taught to brew at the award winning Kelham Island Brewery after studying Microbiology at The University of Sheffield. All the recipes and names are inspired by the deep and fascinating history of Welbeck Abbey.
The Welbeck Farm Shop
The Welbeck Farm Shop, situated at the main entrance to the estate, specialises in selling locally produced and British food. Its butchers source meat from local farms, and the bread comes from the wood-fired ovens of the Welbeck Bakehouse. Locally made Stitchelton cheese can be bought here as well as artisan cheeses from all over the British Isles, supplied by Neal's Yard Dairy. Welbeck Abbey Brewery bottles a brew especially for the shop, and wines, groceries and seasonal fruit and vegetables are also available.