Supporting British farming with Shropshire cheese maker partnership


During challenging periods for the agricultural community, M&S is continuing to reinforce its commitment to British farming. One of the 10,000 British suppliers it’s shining a spotlight on this season is Whitchurch-based cheese maker, Belton Farm. The retailer has worked with the family-run business for 40 years, and together they remain dedicated to providing customers with fantastic quality, locally grown produce.

 Belton Farm is run by the Beckett family who has been making and selling cheese for three generations and been on the farm for over 200 years. The farm makes great quality handcrafted cheese using local ingredients and produces a wide variety including Vintage Red Fox, White Cheshire and Wensleydale which are all available at M&S. Belton Farm has a century of experience and expertise between the cheese makers and specialises in using traditional cheese making methods that have been passed down through each generation of the family.

Belton Farm boasts an impressive display of awards, including Supreme Champion at the International Cheese Awards. This winning selection of cheeses are all available in M&S stores.

Justin Beckett, Managing Director of Belton Farm said: “M&S’s commitment to British farming is now more relevant than ever, and we’re proud of our partnership with the retailer. During the current climate, all farmers and producers have needed to adapt to ensure we can continue to supply the nation – we’ve been working closely with M&S to make sure customers will be able to enjoy our range of quality cheeses throughout the year.”

Chris Dawson, Cheese Buyer at M&S, added: “Our family of 10,000 British farmers and producers enable us to deliver fantastic quality for our customers, especially throughout these last few challenging months, and they continue to do so as we move forward together. We are committed to supporting our suppliers and Belton Farm is a fantastic example of a family-run business helping to provide the nation with fantastic quality cheese. We hope that families around the UK will enjoy their fantastic selection of cheeses this year.”

Every pack of Belton Farm cheese is 100% British, made by Belton Farm for brilliant quality, taste and freshness.

  • Published on 21st July 2020

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