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One of Britain's finest cheese producers, Neil Maxwell of Doddington, not only delighted Berwick Rotarians with his recent talk, but passed round samples of his award-winning produce.
The family farm at Doddington dates back to 1944 and is one of only 22 dairy farms in Northumberland. It uses ‘raw’ milk with natural ingredients.
Neil is not only a national award winner, but has also won the royal seal of approval.
He said that making high quality cheese was a long, high risk process, but the business borrowed money to start and gradually led the revival of an industry.
The family then moved into the ice cream manufacturing business and built a huge reputation.
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What they sold was a high quality, real cheese. They also took a keen interest in marketing.
They were proud of their achievements.
Margins were tight in a ruthless business.