Shepherds Purse has expanded into the cash & carry sector after winning a contract to supply speciality cheeses to Makro. The artisan cheesemaker will supply Yorkshire Blue, Mrs Bell’s Blue, Olde York, Fine Fettle Yorkshire cheese and Monk’s Folly to Makro, which has 33 outlets nationwide.

“Makro has made major developments in fresh produce and catering products, with a special focus on increasing ranges in fresh food,” said Shepherds Purse Cheeses CEO Judy Bell. Makro now stocks 350 cheeses from the UK and Europe.