Aldi Specialbuy will prevent nearly four tonnes of UK cheese going to waste
The Aldi supermarket chain is to buy nearly four tonnes of surplus stock from British artisan cheesemakers whose businesses have been affected by Covid-19.
The retailer will be helping out producers who were previously left with unsold cheese due to the closure of restaurants and supermarket deli counters during lockdown.
Aldi said the move will save almost four tonnes of brie, hard and blue cheese from going to waste. This equates to almost 32 thousand packs of cheese.
Julie Ashfield, managing director of national buying at Aldi, said: “Aldi is committed to supporting farmers, growers and suppliers throughout the UK, which is especially important during these difficult times. Cheese is a staple product on most people’s shopping list, and we hope our customers enjoy these high-quality cheeses knowing they’ve helped small British businesses when they needed it most.”
The retailer will be introducing a mixed case of cheese as a Specialbuy. This will include cheeses such as Norfolk Mardler, Cornish Blue and Sussex Charmer. Going on sale across all Aldi stores from 23 July, it will be priced at £1.49.
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