A BIG cheese in the business world will be the next speaker for the Craven branch of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Andy Swinscoe, from the Courtyard Dairy, Settle, will tell the gathering at Skipton's Rendezvous Hotel about his venture, which sells only the best cheeses available from independent farmhouse cheesemakers in the British Isles and the Continent of Europe. These small individual farmers still make the cheese by hand with unpasteurised milk from their own herds, in order to get the best depth of flavour. Each cheese is then aged to perfection in The Courtyard Dairy’s maturing cheese room.

The Courtyard Dairy won the Best New Cheese Retailer at the 2013 British Cheese Awards, which was followed by 'Best Cheese Counter' and 'Cheesemonger of The Year' at The World Cheese Awards 2013.

The meeting takes place from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, June 17