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.
A discussion across cheesemongers, farmers, artisans and larger processors about the challenges and opportunities for the nation’s favourite soured milk products. Looking at the practical elements for dairy farmers, through the end purchaser’s relationship with the themes of regen ag.