Alex James gets hands on in the cheese room with one of the oldest cheese making families in England. The ancestors of the Fowler family started producing cheese in 1670. Fourteen generations on and the family run business in Warwickshire still use many of the same traditional methods. In the last century two members of the family were credited with perfecting pasteurisation in milk bottles in the early 1900s, a technique used to combat the spread of TB - and one that is still used in hospitals today. There are more than 250 handmade cheese producers in the UK at the moment. Alex sees how some processes like rounding up the cows on quad bikes, have moved with the times and others like the underground storage cellars really haven't changed that much in almost 350 years.

Presenter: Alex James ; Producer: Angela Frain.

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Sun 11 Sep 2011 06:35

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