Simon Raine is the MD and Cheesemeaker at Weardale Cheese. Based in the unique setting of an old Prisoner of War camp hut at Harperley, Simon hand-makes a range of hard and semi-soft, white, blue and smoked cheeses, which he sells across thye north east to farm shops, deli’s, pubs, restaurants and at food fairs and festivals.
Graduating from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Economic History, Simon’s career began in the dairy division of Northern Foods. Before establishing Weardale Cheeser in 2015, he was MD of a York based distribution company for 15 years.
Simon is currently starring in his own one-man show, ‘Confessions of a Cheesemaker’, where scores of W.I. ladies across Co. Durham endure his talk on cheese.
Simon is the current Chair of Food Durham