Some of Britain’s Oldest Cheesemakers at Risk of Closure

Some of Britain’s oldest cheesemakers are at risk of closure, as COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty over Brexit take their toll.

Rural producers and suppliers are warning that early next year will be the real “make-or-break” moment for many traditional cheesemakers, despite the annual boost from Christmas sales.

“I’m a third-generation cheesemaker and to feel like everything is being taken away from you, overnight, it’s a really strange feeling,” Graham Kirkham, managing director of Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese, told Sky News.

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