Visit to Dewlay Cheese & Garstang

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A  large group of Leyland U3A members went on an outing today, first to Dewlay cheese at Garstang for a talk. tour & tasting and then to the town & markets.

The day began with brews & biscuits and we were told about Dewlay by the  enthusiastic, knowledgeable and cheese-loving Jane.  The founder George Kenyon, from Wigan, wanted a name that indicated quality food. Dewlay was how he thought  Du Lait , the French for “from milk “was written and the name stuck. Dewlay now produces top quality products from locally sourced milk. They make 5 basic cheeses, Lancs crumbly, creamy, tasty, white & Garstang  blue, all of which  are  totally vegetarian,  unlike eg Parmesan.  We saw the cheese being made. Turning the curds involved. very heavy manual work. Also Prince Charles personal Earl Grey teapot, which he left behind on Tuesday. We were given 2 generous boards of cheese to sample – we should have taken bread to make sandwiches.

We then went in Garstang had lunch and bought lots of shoes

Thanks to Ann France for her hard work in organising this successful trip.

PAM CARROLL

 

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