A special batch of Lancashire cheese is set to be sold at Booths supermarkets under the brand ‘Made at Booths’.
The company takes pride in the specialist knowledge of its staff, who devote time and training to visiting producers and understanding how a product is made.
So it sent six of its cheese specialists to try their hands at making cheese themselves at Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang, near Preston.
Conor Daunt, commercial director at Dewlay Cheesemakers, said: “Booths and Dewlay have worked very closely over the years and we share the same passion for Lancashire cheese.
“This was a unique project where these highly experienced cheese specialists worked at the dairy over three days and actually made their own cheese from start to finish to their own specifications, and we look forward to seeing the product in store over the coming weeks.”
The cheese will be available for sale at the cheese counter in selected Booths stores from mid-October.
Richard Paul, cheese specialist from the Lytham Booths, said: “They say people learn best by doing and I think that’s especially true when it comes to food.
“To genuinely understand the artisan process of making cheese there is nothing like making it yourself.
“I can’t wait to sell the cheese and tell our customers that I made it myself.
“At Booths, staff knowledge sets us apart from the crowd, it’s what makes us a specialist and not just some person behind the counter.
“We’re all food lovers at Booths, we take pride in what we sell, and now I can say I take pride in the cheese I made.”