Once at Waterperry, the fruit is hand sorted to check for any bruising and damage. The best juice is made from a mixture of apples, eaters are too sweet and sickly on their own, so cookers make the best base for juicing. The fruit is placed into a giant food processor and chopped up to a pulp, the pulp is placed into several square frames, each wrapped in a cloth, this is called a cheese! Nine cheeses are then placed in a cheese stack and then pressed under high pressure to produce our Worcester College juice. Only vitamin C is added to our juice.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
On a warm Monday afternoon and a rather cold Tuesday morning, the gardeners set about collecting a variety of apples, cookers and eaters, along with some pears, in preparation for juicing. About a dozen baskets of fruit were eventually collected and transported to Waterperry Gardens to undergo their juicing process resulting in, hopefully, 100-150 bottles of Worcester College Apple & Pear Juice 2009.