The Co-operative Group has begun stocking its first deli counter Fairtrade cheese.

The range of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale with Fairtrade Mango & Pineapple went into Co-op stores last week and will be sold throughout the Christmas period.

"Our cheese is handcrafted using milk from local farms, for which The Wensleydale Creamery believes in paying a fair price, so this cheese is helping support small farmers at home and abroad," said Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes MD David Hartley.