Technical Visit to Ornua - July 2018

14 members were hosted by the Ornua factory in Leek. After an introductory talk giving background on the company and what the Leek site does, we were taken to view the portioning, slicing, grating and packing lines. This was followed by a cheese grading talk and tasting, where we were able to learn what a grader is looking for and understand the texture and lfavour profiles sought for in cheeses as diverse as Wensleydale, Red Leicester and Extra Mature Cheddar. The tour and grading generated many questions and discussion. Thanks to Ornua, and John Knox for setting this up.