Pairing honey with cheese

The best way to pair honey with cheese is when you are in a specialised shop trying all varieties of honey and cheese. The process of pairing is very individual, and what one likes might be considered a bad taste by someone else. But what should you do in the absence...

The process of creating a label

Overall it took me and my friends almost 18 months to create the label we have now. I would never imagine that small changes to the recipe can influence the design so drastically. In the end people from Estonia, United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine, and Bali took part in...

A status update on the latest batch

Every morning this week I am cycling through the forest and along the sea, enjoying the amazing autumn weather we have, crisp cold air, bright blue sky, and the already cold sun, listening to Fences music. I then sort and weigh the ingredients, add honey, and put jars...

Building a food startup in your garage

I’m running Mellis Berry out of my parents’ flat. I don’t own a home and I’m always on a move so their place is the best and most stable place for me to work. Plus European Union allows to run a food business out of your house. This and the...

Software engineering for food

It is raining outside, the night is approaching and I’m sitting by the window and writing code. I started Mellis Berry to escape the computer and spend more time in the real world, making things, talking to people, learning new skills. Yet here I am, behind the...

An engineer’s approach to cooking

Many enterpreneurs say that if they knew how hard it would be, they would never start it. I might still say that one day, but this day is not today. This post is all about my failures that I encountered while preparing berries and other ingredients for the Mellis...