Support your local cheese maker

While the Great British Cheese Weekender to support cheese makers was good fun (8-10 May), I fear that the move out of lockdown in many countries is just going to be the start of troubles for the average cheese maker.

Dairy prices up in 2019, says FAO

International dairy prices, measured by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) dairy price index, averaged 3% higher in 2019, compared to a year earlier when they fell by 4.6%.

Germany’s 2019 exports

A drop of 5% was seen in the quantities of German milk and cream exports to EU countries (small packs). However good results were seen for exports to third countries (+30%). China alone has grown by 84,000 tons.

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