British Cheese is a favourite

Since the British Cheese Board (BCB) was established a decade ago, cheese consumption has increased by 12.5% – equating to approximately 60,000 tonnes more cheese being eaten in Britain annually.

Looking back over the decade the BCB notes the number of named British cheeses has also grown. There are now more than 700 different types, including almost 100 goats’ milk cheeses, over 80 sheep milk cheeses and 53 different blues, although cheddar dominates the market, accounting for over 50 per cent of sales.

BCB secretary Nigel White said,“The BCB has worked hard over the past ten years to increase awareness of the nutritional benefits of cheese, its versatility and the range now available.

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