Made in Great Britain

Cheese

Series 1 - Episode 5 Cheese

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Summary

Steph McGovern leads the makers to Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, where they examine the area's famous cheese, as championed by Wallace and Gromit. Focusing on the Monastic period, Jason and Claire try to milk a sheep, while Katie and Charlton extract rennet - an enzyme vital in cheesemaking - from a sheep's stomach. Moving on to the Victorian era, Charlton and Jason tackle the highly physical task of collecting 20 litres of milk each in heavy back cans. The makers are then propelled to the 1920s when early factories employed equipment such as thermometers to produce cheese on a much larger scale.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Steph McGovern
Director Matthew Ainsworth
Executive Producer Jo Bishop
Series Producer Dunk Barnes
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