James Rutter is the Managing Director of Britain’s oldest cheesemonger and Royal Warrant Holder, Paxton & Whitfield. Yorkshireman Rutter is only 35, but has squeezed in a lot since studying politics at Kingston University, where he freely admits to spending more time reading cookery books than textbooks. After working as a chef, he joined Neal’s Yard Dairy in 2008 as a cheesemonger. He then moved to truffle supplier, Truffle Hunter, for a few years, before being appointed Head of Operations at Paxton & Whitfield in 2018. James is passionate about ensuring a sustainable future for Britain’s farmhouse and artisan cheesemakers.