A Happy Smoker…

August 3rd, 2010

A mail from Rachael and Mark who bought our last Grand Tennessee Smoker at the end of their (July) Smoking Course…  (Ours is called Charlie!)

“We built ( we have yet to name it)………….. on Sunday and experimented with our first smoking. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new business enterprise, The Smoked Cheese Fondue Company. Yes, you guessed it – a combination of beautiful weather and not getting the charcoal/ sawdust mix quite right had an undesired effect on the fromages. They taste wonderful though, so we think we are going to market them through the RNIB! Smoked pork loin and sausages worked very well, and duck breasts and rack of ribs in the freezer ready for hot smoking this weekend, along with putting all this on the blog.

We like our new toy Open-mouth smile


When Jo and I ran The Old Smokehouse at Brougham Hall I remember one hot summer’s day (there weren’t many more than one!) having rather melted  smoked Stilton dripping through the racks…. we carved off the drips and took them home.  This was to the delight of our then neighbours – Simon was in raptures as he scooped up mouthfuls,  “Oooh! It’s like walking through the Black Forest…!”  We had no idea what he was talking about, but he was washing it down with some red wine…. He and Elizabeth have since moved to France to get closer to les Fromages et du Vin… and, incidentally have a lovely Gite!

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