Tasty sales boost for Kentish cheese at enthronement of Archbishop of Canterbury
Produce from Cheesemakers of Canterbury will be served
at the enthronement of the archbishop
by business editor Trevor Sturgess
Kentish cheeses are set for a sales boost as they prepare
to tantalise the tastebuds of royalty and the new Archbishop
of Canterbury this week.
Cheesemakers of Canterbury will be offering cheeses and butter
at the official banquet for the enthronement of the Archbishop on
The guestlist at a feast designed to showcase the best of
Kentish produce includes the Prince of Wales.
The three cheeses chosen for the banquet are Canterbury Cobble,
Ancient Ashmore - made by both Cheesemakers of Canterbury - and
Ellie's Dairy Goat's Cheese, made by Debbie Vernon at Wychling,
It is the first of several events to raise the profile of the
county's food and drink producers.
In April, the cheeses will feature in a month-long promotion of
Kentish food at Selfridge's in London. And on May 15, the products
will be among a wide range of produce at a tasting in the House of
Commons for the county's MPs and guests.
"It has been quite a few weeks for us," said owner Jane Bowyer,
at her dairy at Dargate, near Faversham. "We have just won the
awards for best dairy product, best overall product, and best
artisanal producer at the Taste of Kent Awards, and now come all
these opportunities to show people what Kent is capable of.
"You just have to pinch yourself and remember it is all about
the cheese, and the people who make it with such care day in, day
out, year in, year out.
"None of this would have happened without their constant care
and hard work."
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