EUROPE – Cheese producers across the UK are being championed by farming leaders this week as the world’s largest cheese event takes place in England.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has used the 118th International Cheese Awards 2015, held in Nantwich, as a platform to urge consumers to buy British cheese.
A quarter of UK-produced milk goes into cheese, which is why the NFU calls for public support for dairy farmers.
NFU dairy board chairman, Rob Harrison, said: “We have over 700 varieties of cheese produced on this tiny island of ours - that’s more than France - and many of them are displayed in Nantwich today.
“Shoppers have a huge selection of dairy products to choose from and I’d urge them to try something new this summer. Over 98 per cent of British households purchase cheese, so I want to ensure that as much of this as possible is British.”
Opened yesterday (Tuesday), the International Cheese Awards (July 28-29) is expected to attract 50,,000 consumers at the main show on Wednesday.
Cheese processor, Lactalis McLelland, said: “The International Cheese Awards is one of the key dates in our calendar and we are very excited about being a key sponsor and meeting with our partners from across the industry.
“We are very proud to offer such a wide range of high-quality dairy products, and will be using the event to demonstrate the growth of our flagship brands and the high-quality products we are producing on behalf of our retail partners.”
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