Producer of the month: Rachel Cheshire, Celebration Cheeses
Rachel at Celebration Cheeses, designs and builds bespoke cheese (and pork pie) towers for all occasions. Unlike most of their competitors they not only provide the cheese but the decorations and a base as part of the package. They also provide a 'deliver and build' service for peace of mind. The first 30 miles from Monk Fryston are free. For clients further away the products can be shipped chilled with all necessary elements required to build themselves.
Designs outshine many of their competitors, and Rachel has an excellent relationship with many wedding planners at the stately homes in the north of England and such an indepth service is available. Venues such as Carlton Towers, Rise Hall, Rudding Park, Swinton Park, Majestic Hotel etc all work with Celebration Cheeses.
We interview Rachel to learn more about her business.
Why do you do what you do?
I love the wedding industry but I wanted an area that was creative but not saturated. I started the business when my daughter was 3 months old as a personal project.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Seeing the clients reaction when I reveal their finished product.
What do you least enjoy about your job?
What achievement are you most proud of?
I had 10 days to set the business up due to an event, I found a supplier, designed the products, built the website, arranged the photography, had logo designed, event set built, business cards made, set up social media pages etc.
Why should we buy British produce?
People are thinking more about where their food comes from and supporting British suppliers is important.
How do you think we should be promoting British?
I think the supermarkets have a responsibility to promote British produce within their advertising.
If you were an advertising executive what slogan would you use to promote British food?
Choose UK for your food today
What's on the menu this evening?
How can people get hold of your produce?
Go to www.celebrationcheeses.com and get in touch via the contact page.