Tell us a bit about you Fenella, Torteval Cheese I was a nurse for 25 yrs then decided to change direction into cheese making. The same patience is necessary and attention to hygiene plus the ability not to panic when things go wrong! I had a Thomas Hardy sort of romance about wanting to be a cheesemaker- remember Tess stirring the curd? It is romantic. I’m not disappointed, but there is a lot of anxiety too. Providing food for people has a lot of responsibility attached.