"It's a terrible tragedy for British cheesemaking that a champion cheesemaker cannot stay in business," said Specialist Cheesemakers' Association chairman Tim Rowcliffe. "But he is typical of many tenant farmers and small cheesemakers, particularly territorial specialists." High capacity sites automate the process with blockforming towers, originally designed for Cheddar and cheaper to operate per tonne of cheese made. The resulting product is not usually as crumbly, but easier to prepack for the supermarket trade. {{NEWS }}