The Fine Cheese Company was founded by Ann-Marie Dyas over 30 years ago and matures, sells and exports artisan cheeses from Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Holland. Ann-Marie is judge at both the British and World Cheese Awards and is committed to the survival of traditional cheese-making. She has introduced farmhouse cheeses to the British public including rediscovered gems such as Devon Oke – a hard but creamy cows’ milk cheese made to the original seventeenth century recipe – and Lord of the Hundreds – an unpasteurised mature sheep’s milk cheese made in the style of an Italian Pecorino.
Not just content with cheese, The Fine Cheese Company produce a range of exquisite crackers and toasts through their sister company; Artisan Biscuits – a company that has been baking biscuits for over 70 years in the UK’s beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. A long-standing family bakery, Artisan Biscuits take great pride in baking the traditional way; each batch is weighed and sifted by hand, the mix consistency is checked by sight and the biscuits are baked by smell – true artisan baking that hasn’t changed in decades! Each and every biscuit is then checked by eye to ensure it’s absolutely perfect, before being packed and shipped to customers around the world. All-in-all, around 20 bakery staff check each biscuit during the production process. As you’d expect, Artisan Biscuits are equally fastidious when sourcing ingredients for their biscuits; they never use any artificial additives or preservatives and only use the best quality additive-free flour, English butter and extra virgin olive oil. Their reputation for quality has gained recognition from a number of major airlines and, in particular, British Airways serves their Toasts for Cheese in first class as an accompaniment to cheese.