Descriptions, drawings and photographs of the utensils and processes used for making butter and cheese were also recorded in the Survey. A large amount of material was gathered in Yorkshire. The photographic record of Mrs M. E. Scott making butter and cheese at her home in West Stonesdale, North Yorkshire in 1963 is particularly descriptive of the time-consuming process of making dairy products by hand.
The butter-making process
Quite a lot of hard work for a humble block of butter, but an essential skill to learn when living in a time or location which meant a trip to the shops was not an option.
The cheese-making process
The cheese-making process, as documented at Mrs Scott’s in North Yorkshire in 1963, is equally as involved as butter-making.