Mother and son team Julie and Rich Hodgson make the fabulous Isle of Wight Soft and Blue cheeses in Queen Bower from unpasteurised Guernsey milk produced just feet from their dairy. The Isle of Wight Blue won the 2007 Best English Cheese at the IFE food exhibition in London – we think its smashing on a slice of Market Bakery wholemeal bread, preferably with a glass of something in the other hand. Rich is looking to expand the range of cheeses and a cheddar is eagerly awaited.
You can meet the Hodgsons at the Farmers Markets in Newport on Friday mornings and Ryde on Saturday mornings. View website.