The impact of the first national lockdown is still being felt across the British farm-made cheese community, and soon its effects will trickle down to customers looking to buy their Christmas cheese. One of the outcomes of the lockdown will be a blue cheese shortage, hitting consumers at the time of year when blue cheese is enjoyed by so many as part of their festive celebrations. Read on to hear how COVID-19 affected blue cheesemakers at their most productive time of year and to understand why they can’t simply accelerate their production to meet demand.
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation day is an initiative of the Oldways Cheese Coalition, a US-based non-profit organisation that aims to promote awareness and enjoyment of foods produced in a time-honoured way. We’re celebrating on Saturday 17th October along with cheesemakers and retailers around the world, highlighting the best tasting raw milk cheeses in our shops and featuring cheeses made with raw milk in a special selection offer.
David Lockwood makes a monthly trip to visit farms and select cheese north of London, known at Neal's Yard Dairy as the Northern Run. After months of lockdown, David updated the company on how the cheesemakers, farmers and families he’s recently visited are doing.
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