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Princess Anne set to visit Todmorden organic cheese farm
10:23am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
AN organic cheese farmer will be hoping to tickle the tastebuds of Princess Anne next week.
The Princess Royal will be dropping into Pextenement Farm, at Eastwood, Todmorden, before a visit to Leeds.
Carl Warburton will be showing Princess Anne around the cheese-making facilities before offering a few samples next Tuesday.
He said: “It will be a nice way to start the New Year — we will show her around and she can also see some of our animals as well.”
Carl began crafting his own organic cheeses in earnest in 2008, solely using milk sour-ced from the farm.
His first batches were ready in late 2009 and early 2010 and he has not looked back since.
He was given the ‘Totally Local Hero’ award in the town’s business association awards later that year for his East Lee Soft Cheese.
And he won a silver medal in the ‘New Best Soft Cheese’ category at the British Cheese awards just 12 months later, with his trademark Pexommier variety.
The Princess Royal appointment is not the first time Carl has rubbed shoulders with regal customers — he met Prince Charles when he toured Todmorden in 2009.
The dairy used by Pextenement is in a 17th century grade II listed barn.
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