Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has called on Parliament to promote local produce by championing the cause of Cheshire cheese.

Mr Timpson called on Leader of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, to hold a debate on produce.

He said: “Members may be aware Nantwich plays host to the world’s largest cheese fair, which showcases outstanding local produce including the unbeatable Cheshire cheese.”

The Leader of the House replied: “He (Timpson) has drawn attention to the wide range of cheeses that are available in this country and available for export, and I commend what he has done to promote that fine product.”

Mr Timpson added: “Demand for cheese in this country is still high, we spend more on cheese per week than we do on charitable giving, yet we still import from France despite having a rich domestic dairy industry of our own as in the south of my constituency.

“This is really an effort to support the local industry and remind people of the hidden gem that is Cheshire cheese.”

Local cheese producers like Joseph Heler sell more than 1,000 tonnes of Cheshire cheese a year, and are capable of producing 9,500 tonnes a year.


(PIC: MP Timpson during a recent visit to Joseph Heler in Nantwich)

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