15 May 2019, 09:55 AM
  • John Davies and Hannah Kinston launched The British Food Box while studying at university
Young farmers launch British cheese venture

Two entrepreneurial young farmers have turned a weekend pursuit into a business that will focus on selling British cheeses. John Davies and Hannah Kinston, who have been studying at Harper Adams University and The University of Nottingham, had been selling local cheeses from their family farms at county shows and food festivals, and the success enabled them to set-up new venture, The British Food Box.

The business, a regional speciality food wholesaler, based at Lodge Farm, Snarestone in Derbyshire, opened on 1st May. A launch event took place over 3rd and 4th May which focused on a pop-up shop with tastings of 10 cheeses, the chance to meet Hannah and John and a competition to win a cheese hamper. The British Food Box will start with a focus on British cheeses and will also be present at regional Food Festivals with Pop-Up Boxes selling a selection of its cheese range.

Hannah said, “As young farmers we know what it takes to produce quality food – hard work, knowledge and a passion for real food. We will look to extend the range of British foods we sell over time. I am really looking forward to working with other British food producers and sharing in their passion.”

John said, “Our wholesale business and Pop-Up farm shop will keep focused on British food and we will deliver it to our customers in a box of one type or another – the name British Food Box says it all. We will continue to sell cheese at food festivals and county shows.”

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