Devon cheese

UK-Japan News June 2021

In a news article posted on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 2021 website on 27 May, it was revealed that a world-famous cheddar from Devon, England, will begin exports to Japan. The cheddar is made by Quicke’s, an artisan cheese producer. 

“Japan is a hugely important market for our cheese exports as it’s a wealthy economy, with an understanding in their culture of excellence in food and the value of artisan production”, said Mary Quicke MBE, the 14th generation of the Quicke family. 

It was said that this new deal will increase Quicke’s export figures, which saw 41 tonnes of cheese shipped overseas last year, worth a reported £400,000 to the family business.