In the 11th century the Norman Conquest had a major impact on life in Britain. It brought far-reaching changes, and it was during this period that the religious order of Jervalux monks came from Normandy and Flandres to Britain, bringing with them a tradition of sheep farming and cheesemaking (they are widely acknowledged as the original makers of Wensleydale cheese). Today there are hundreds of cheeses in the British Isles and we are in the midst of an exciting cheese movement that has not been seen since the Industrial Revolution. Britain may be small in comparison to other countries and continents, and we may not have the extremes in temperature to produce different styles of cheese, but we do have a vast amount of quality that is highly defined, and more and more in recent years, recognised as being worthy of greatness. From the earthy taste and fudgy texture of Innes Dairy's BOSWORTH ASH LOG to the buttery, nutty flavours of Welsh HAFOD, to newer cheeses such as BARON BIGOD and ROLLRIGHT, explore the wealth of cheeses from the British Isles.