Boy do you get a lot of more house in Somerset than you do in St Albans!
|Mr R's cousin in her beautiful kitchen|
I left the house about 09:20 and a quick trip straight up Cheddar Gorge (!!) I arrived at Yeo Valley Farm and was greeted warmly with coffee and handmade cookies.
|Gilded garden knomes make a unique frame!|
|The view from the visitor refreshment centre|
We even met 'the girls' who make the lovely milk that is made into the lush yogurts and rice puddings and all their other creamy products.
When we got back from the grounds tour there was a yoghurt tasting session by Ben (in charge of marketing and more - as this is a small family business everyone does their job and whatever else needs to be done!) giving us the chance to sample all the flavours of yoghurt including Raspberry and Passion Fruit, rhubarb, Blueberry, Lemon Curd and loads more and small pots of greek yoghurt with honey and rice puddings.
|Ben showed us how to taste the yoghurt hygienically|
|Then we were let loose to try all the flavours and varieties|
As soon as the cookery demonstration was over we sat down to a sumptuous lunch of tomato salad, mixed greens (all from the property) tea smoked lake trout, ricotta and spinach tart, sourdough bread,
and for dessert a simple yoghurt based cheesecake - absolutely yummm.
|Easy cheesecakes in jars perfect for a pic-nic|
including the perfect compost
followed by a cup of tea and then it was time to wend our way home. I would have liked to spend a couple more days there but instead started the long 3 hour drive home. The plus point being the very generous goodie bag we were given filled with all flavours of yoghurts.
|A sample of the yoghurt we were given to take home|