I was born in Cornwall and started my working life at the Davidstow Cheese Factory and having moved around the country in various aspects of the Dairy Industry now live in Somerset. I have worked in the Dairy Industry for 58 years mostly in management covering both Production, Technical and General Factory Management across the full range of Dairy Products. I am now semi-retired but still enjoy my involvement with the Dairy industry. I have been involved with Cheese shows for many years and currently on the committee of the International Cheese and Dairy Awards and Chairman of the Cheese section of The Mid Somerset Show. In 2009 my nose was insured for £5 million and I became an overnight star. I have a very good pallet and appreciate good taste and smell. I consider myself a good objective taster.