Cheesemaker Shepherds Purse has won a contract to supply its Yorkshire Blue cheese to British Airways.

From next month, Shepherds Purse will supply 50kg of cheese per week to BA, to be served to first-class passengers on long-haul flights.

The cheesemaker was "delighted" to be working with the airline, said Shepherds Purse MD Katie Matten. She added that Shepherds Purse was "confident that travellers will enjoy the taste of our traditionally handmade, first-class quality Yorkshire Blue cheese".