Officials were disappointed at the apparent lack of interest from British cheese exporters. SIAL has traditionally been a good hunting ground for British dairy groups. Although several UK firms were represented by local distributors, only three ­ Ilchester, Country Larder and Harvey and Brockless ­ exhibited under the FFB banner. As a result, FFB organised a cheese tasting stand in the dairy hall at which product from 14 companies was included. The result was massive interest from mainland European buyers in particular. {{NEWS }}