Cheesed off Italian mozzarella producers challenge British competitors to a taste challenge 


While business is booming, it could get even better in the event of a no-deal Brexit. “Yes, I think there will be opportunities. At the moment we produce just one to two per cent of the buffalo mozzarella consumed in the UK so there is plenty of room for expansion,” Mr Scheckter said.

British buffalo mozzarella is going from strength to strength.

Mozzarella is produced in Wales and Northern Ireland by Glanbia Cheese, which exports to more than 30 countries.

The Azzurri restaurant group, which owns the Zizzi and Ask chains, has switched from Italian to British producers for the 650 tonnes of mozzarella it needs each year.

Welsh mozzarella was “a lot better quality product,” said Kathryn Turner, director of food development at Zizzi. “It has better stretch, a better flavour profile, it’s much creamier.”


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