Some of Britain’s Oldest Cheesemakers at Risk of Closure

December 28, 2020 Katerina Vittozzi, Sky News

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

How a Cheese Goes Extinct

Mary Holbrook died in February, 2019, at the age of eighty, following a short illness. She left behind no children, and her cousin’s daughter, Catherine Ochiltree, was unable to continue the difficult work of farming and cheesemaking in her absence. By July of that year, the farm ceased production, and Holbrook’s cheeses—Old Ford, Cardo, Sleightlett, and Tymsboro—slipped out of the living tradition and into the pages of history.

Somerdale International’s New US Retail Listings Set to Give Sales of British Cheese a Boost

During August and September over 700 selected Kroger and Publix retail stores across the United States will start stocking a range of great tasting British cheeses made by some of the UK’s finest, award winning, family-run cheesemakers.

Aldi Specialbuy Stops Nearly 4 Tons of British Cheese Going to Waste

July 16, 2020 Aldi UK

Aldi is to buy nearly four tonnes of surplus stock from British artisan cheesemakers whose businesses have been affected by Covid-19.

Save British Cheese Boxes Boost Sales for Suffering Businesses

“Soft-cheese makers have a disproportionate amount of their cheese go into restaurants for cheese boards,” Jason Hinds of Neal’s Yard Dairy said. “So they had their biggest market dry up, as well as selling a cheese that doesn’t keep very long. So for those makers, it was particularly apocalyptic.”