Billy Kevan, the General Manager at Colston Bassett and Chairman of the Stilton Cheese Makers Association, has identified a sea of change in attitudes towards cheese in the last 10 years, commenting: “There has been a big swing of change in the quality of cheeses in the UK. People are taking more of an interest in the tradition of UK cheesemaking.”
Billy explained that it has taken the British cheese industry a long time to recover after losing many skilled cheesemakers in the Second World War. However recently there has been a surge in locally produced, artisan cheese – with around 60% to 70% of the market consisting of high-quality products.
Visit ‘Our Cheeses’ to discover how Colston Bassett makes its artisan cheese range.