Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses acquires Parlick brand from Singletons

By Michelle Perrett

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The cheese will add to the Butlers  Farmhouse Cheeses portfolio.
The cheese will add to the Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses portfolio.

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Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, the Lancashire based cheesemakers, has acquired the Parlick brand from Singletons, which ceased trading in September.

The details of the deal to purchase the brand were not revealed. 

According to the fourth generation cheesemakers it brings sheep's milk cheese into the portfolio, supports a key part of the local supply chain and has ensured no break in supply to Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose. 

Butlers Farmhouse cheeses is known for its innovation in the cheese market with its Cheese Easter Egg and Blacksticks Blue Cheese Brûlée among its products.

Supply chain

Matthew Hall, fourth generation owner at Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses said: “Bringing Parlick to Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses puts sheep’s milk cheese back into our range and supports a key part of the local Lancashire supply chain after Singletons very sadly ceased trading. 

"Parlick is a great British cheese with a strong UK brand that complements our range of premium, British farmhouse cheeses made in rural Lancashire. It’s really important to us that we keep the British cheese renaissance going and Parlick will be part of that.”

Parlick is an award-winning ewes’ milk cheese takes its name from Lancashire’s Parlick Fell. 

Versatile cheese

According to Singletons website which is still online: “It is on the slopes of this hill, and down in the lush Ribble Valley, that Simon Stott’s sheep graze. With a fresh and clean flavour, this versatile cheese is equally comfortable as an ingredient or on a cheeseboard.”

Singletons has been trading since 1943 but went into administration at the end of August. Kroll the accountants was appointed as administrators to the Longbridge cheesemaker. It said that Singletons had to manage the impact of Covid-19, rising milk costs and additional overheads. 

There had been attempts to sell the business as an ongoing concern but this was unsuccessful. 


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