Randolph Hodgson Bio

Randolph Hodgson Bio

Randolph Hodgson is the owner and Chairman of Neal’s Yard Dairy, founded in 1979. A cheesemaking business, Neal’s Yard Creamery, was spun off in 1985.  In 1990, Randolph founded the Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association, which represents over 150 British farmhouse cheesemakers.

His impact on London’s food scene extends beyond the confines of the cheese industry: in the late 1990s, he was instrumental in the development of Borough Market as London’s leading gastronomic retail destination.  Faced by the demise of raw milk Stilton, in 2005 Randolph established Stichelton Dairy with Joe Schneider on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, with the aim to revive Stilton cheese made with unpasteurised milk.

Randolph was awarded an OBE in 2007 for his contribution to the British cheese industry


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