It’s an art in itself, and one that many of our VIP visitors to the dairy asks to try. Mary Berry was a dab hand, the Countess of Wessex very studious with her admirable attempt and shall we say our local MP George Eustice got the hang of it eventually!


Applying the leaves in concentric circles is the clue, as well as brush action, rhythm, turning and speed.

If you ever pass by the dairy yourself, you will see our team of nettlers at work through the window. It’s not as quiet in the nettling room as you might think – the radio is always on and the level of chat rivals Graham Norton …now, we wonder what he’d be like?

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