Posted: 20/12/2013

Aspiring organic cheese-makers sought for £1,000 grant


Both existing and aspiring cheese-makers are being invited to apply for a £1,000 grant to fund the creation of a new sustainably produced cheese.

Producers have until February 14 2014 to submit their applications for the Dougal Campbell Cheese Bursary, which has been launched jointly by the Specialist Cheesemakers Association and the Soil Association.

The bursary’s co-sponsors are particularly keen to hear from young applicants as well as organic milk producers looking to diversify into cheese-making.

The winning applicant will receive help from the SCA in setting up production while the money will go towards travel, accommodation and training costs.

The winner will be announced at a Soil Association Cheese Event, which will take place on March 6 2014 at Winkworth Farm, Malmesbury.

Dougal Campbell was a founder member of the SCA and set up the UK’s first specialist organic cheese-making business Welsh Organic Foods, which developed an unpasteurised hard cheese using just a 15-cow dairy herd.

For more information about the bursary, and to apply, contact Laura Andrews: landrews@soilassociation.org

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