Regional academy gives cheese start-up Mr Moyden's a boost

By Rick Pendrous

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Related tags: Cheese, England, Shropshire

A training organisation has helped a start-up cheesemaker in Shropshire to expand business.


Mr Moyden's Handmade Cheese was set up six years ago by husband and wife team Martin and Beth Moyden with help from The West Midlands Regional Food Academy (WMRFA) at Harper Adams University College.

It is now moving to larger facilities at the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, a council-owned site managed by the regional food group, Heart of England Fine Food.

Mr Moyden's Handmade Cheese has taken one of the four large units at the site, giving the firm 279m2.

Using this space, the company hopes to double its production to around 6t of cheese a year, said Moyden.

The WMRFA helped Moyden's in developing cheeses and providing technical support as the small firm got started. It also provided temporary facilities to continue production during its relocation.

Moyden's also tested equipment for future expansion, said Moyden.

Related topics: Dairy

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