known as the cheese champion to many of his clients, yorkshire-born michael lee has built strong relationships with trade customers looking for expert advice on gourmet cheese selection, cheeseboard recommendations and retail advice.
having previously worked for leading supermarkets, owned his own award-winning delicatessen in beverley and run his own market stalls in brighouse, sowerby bridge and holmfirth, michael lee can draw on over 30 years experience in the sourcing and supply of fine gourmet cheeses.
not only can cheese champion michael lee offer sound advice on effective cheese selection and presentation, but if he does not have the answer to a question he will find it out. for michael lee it is important to build long-term rapport with his clients by providing ongoing technical expertise and sourcing speciality artisan products of consistently high quality.
for michael lee there can be no ‘second best’ for his clients. His aim is to get them to return again and again to buy and use his cheeses and enjoy the experience every time.
michael lee’s dedication to becoming the best gourmet cheese wholesaler in yorkshire, has made him the supplier of choice for some of the top delicatessens, gastro pubs, hotels, restaurants, farm shops and butchers in yorkshire and the north of england.
his passion for cheese and commitment to innovation have seen him introduce a range of new and exclusive cheeses such as the recently launched yorkshire barncliffe brie.
his drive to achieve ever higher standards of quality and customer service has also resulted in him being awarded an entry in the 2009 who’s who of britain’s business elite, putting the cheese champion in the top 1% of uk directors.