Britain Boasts More Cheeses than France

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.
calendar icon 29 July 2015
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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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