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Errington Cheese to launch online shop amid coronavirus crisis

A Lanarkshire-based cheese company has launched an online shop and delivery service to counter the significant business threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Published: March 30, 2020
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As with many businesses, the current lockdown arrangements and the closure of many restaurants has hit Errington Cheese hard.

The the family-run business counts capital restaurants such as Contini Edinburgh, Cannonball and the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant amongst its restaurant supply customers.

Selina Cairns, director of the firm and daughter of founder Humphrey Errington, said: “We are really struggling without our restaurant trade which accounts for over 80 per cent of sales.

“We can’t stop the milk so we will keep making our cheese and have launched an online shop to share our craft during the lockdown”

Errington, a farm and cheese company based near Carnwath, Lanarkshire owns a flock of 250 Lacaune dairy sheep which are milked twice a day and are now at peak production.

The Errington Cheese Shop is available on their website and offers housebound Scots a selection of farmhouse artisan cheese delivered direct to the door - including Corra Linn, which was named 'Best Scottish Cheese' at the World Cheese Awards in 2019, and the original Lanark Blue.

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The online cheese shop joins an array of companies who have had to diversify at this time - including online drinks deliveries, takeaways, interactive drinks tastings and online cookery classes.

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