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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.

Saturday, 13th October 2018, 09:00 am

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.