STAFF at a Coventry hotel took a look behind the scenes at a Berkswell farm to mark a year-long partnership.
The Telegraph Hotel in Coventry has served Berkswell Cheese’s ewe milk cheese to guests at its restaurant Forme and Chase since it opened last year and hotel bosses say it has proved the most popular item on the cheese board.
So, the family run business, which has been in operation for over 30 years, invited hotel staff along to one of its cheese making sessions.
Stephen Fletcher, 59 along with his son George, 24, and dad Peter, 85, lead the team who have been making the cheese at Ram Hall Farm on the Berkswell Estate in the village.
Six generations of the family have worked at Ram Hall Farm, with the family’s links to the farm first beginning in 1881.
Stephen, manager of Berkswell Cheese, said: “As a family business, we pour our heart and soul into our work and it was great to welcome our like-minded partners at the Telegraph Hotel to see the cheese making process and the human investment into the product that eventually leads to hotel visitors tucking into a cheeseboard.
Amy Windsor, general manager of the Telegraph Hotel, said: “As a local business proud of its roots, we’re keen to celebrate locally sourced produce and showcase it in our restaurant.
“Berkswell Cheese literally fits the mould.
“Stephen and his staff at Ram Hall work incredibly hard to provide fantastic cheese that not only enables us to cut down on the number of miles the food travels from farm to plate, but also treats our guests to their unique and tasty flavours.”