Cheesemaker, St. James Cheese
Martin has spent most of his life in the food industry.
From an early age he would go to markets with his father and passionately sell the products. It was the the cheese that really grabbed is attention and he set off on a mission to create amazing cheese. He began by working with acclaimed cheese makers such as Mary Holbrook and Graham Kirkham of Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire. Confident that he had the tools to succeed, along with partner Nicola, he set up at Holker Farm in the Lake District and began to produce something unique to the UK: a washed-rind ewe’s milk cheese. Inspired by the late James Aldridge, Martin decided to call his cheese St James.