I always tell my colleagues in Westminster about the many great food producers we have in the Moorlands and was delighted to be invited to visit Staffordshire Cheese Company in Cheddleton to find out first-hand how their award-winning cheeses are made.
Having all donned hair nets, protective shoes and clothing, Mary Button and her colleagues gave Karen a tour of the factory, explaining how the different cheeses are made starting from when the milk arrives to the final product cut and wrapped, ready for distribution.
“I am always pleased to visit local food producers in the Moorlands. My children have always been great fans of Staffordshire cheese and it was really interesting to hear how the origins date back to Cistercian monks who settled in Leek, Staffordshire in the 13th century and how only the milk and cream from the cows grazing on local pastures are used to produce Staffordshire Cheese, creating the distinctive texture and flavour.”
“It was great to be able to sample some Dovedale Blue, one of my favourites as well as Buxton Blue, Cheddleton original and a gourmet collection which includes mustard, chilli and beer & garlic.”