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Meeting Cheddar-Maker Mary Quicke

If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you know that Mary Quicke’s Dairy Diary makes a regular appearance every month, and details the goings-on of the Quicke’s Traditional Cheddar farm. But if you want to know more about Mary herself (and there’s a lot to learn — did you know she’s a surfer?) check out this post from Murray’s Cheese. 

Though Mary takes after her father in height (extraordinarily tall) and wit (razor sharp and sassy), she didn’t follow in his farming footsteps right away. She left Devon in pursuit of education, ending up in London. It was at the age of 29, near the end of a Ph.D in literature, that Devon and the farm called her home. Mary dragged her husband Tom, a London man born and bred, kicking and screaming, insisting that she be the one to step in and help her father in his old age.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.