AN award-winning producer of Icelandic style yoghurt, skyr, from Bell Busk, near Coniston Cold, is set to feature on a prime-time cookery show on Thursday (October 21).

Sam Moorhouse, from Hesper Farm filmed with ‘Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers and Si King for their latest series The Hairy Bikers Go North - billed as ‘a love letter to the north’.

The duo, well known for several cookery and travel shows, spent a day filming at the farm, helping in production before then baking some blueberry muffins using skyr.

Since launching Hesper in 2015 as the first UK skyr producer, Sam, who travelled to Iceland to learn the technique with the experts, has attracted the attention of many well known chefs.

He said: “We enjoyed having them at the farm and they were so positive about the place and our product. We were lucky with the weather on the day they came and they said how beautiful it is here.

“It was great to hear how much they liked the skyr we make. They particularly appreciated the texture as it’s so thick and creamy.”

The producers of The Hairy Bikers Go North said: “It was great to meet so many northern producers who are revolutionising the British food scene.

“ The series is a love letter to the north, a celebration of the food and the people that produce it.”

The Hairy Bikers Go North will air on Thursday on BBC 2 at 8pm.