PRESS: Behind the scenes with The Lancashire Post

PRESS: Behind the scenes with The Lancashire Post

Say cheese! We've been interviewed for the Lancashire Post...

We recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Lancashire Post, where we were proud to talk about a range of topics covering our past, present and future. You can read the article below. Enjoy, and let us know what you thought on our socials!


A fourth-generation family business, Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses really know their onions when it comes to cheese. From staying true to their historic roots with classic 90-year-old recipes to embracing innovation with artificial intelligence, Butlers is one of Lancashire’s most beloved cheesemakers for a reason.

“Being a fourth-generation family business based in rural Lancashire means opportunity,” says owner and commercial director Matthew Hall. “We’ve got very strong foundations, a rich history, and a product that’s well-known across not just Lancashire but nationally and internationally, which brings us a whole set of opportunities to build on new ideas.

“Looking back over our 90 years, the fundamentals of building a business have been ticking along steadily for 70 years, so now we’re looking to turbocharge things with freshness without having to start from the ground up again,” Matthew, 34, adds. “We have a passion for what we do and a credibility which has been hard-earned over the years.

“That resonates with customers. Being a family business means having people who care which means the consumer gets a product made with love and which means we can focus on development and innovation because it’s the right thing to do and it benefits our people and our community rather than because it’s something a shareholder in the city wants.”

You can read the full interview on the Lancashire Post website.