Catherine Mead awarded an OBE for services to cheese and community


We’re proud to announce that Catherine Mead, owner of Lynher Dairies – home of Cornish Yarg – has been awarded an OBE in this year’s Birthday Honours list. Her CV is a detailed one! Her voluntary duties include
Chair of the Specialist Cheese Association
Chair of the Cornwall Food Foundation
Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall
Trustee of the  Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund
Catherine is as busy outside the dairy as she is in. It is therefore as fitting as it is pleasing that the Queen’s Birthday Honours List has recognised Catherine for her services to cheese and her contribution to communities in the South West.
“I am delighted and rather overwhelmed,” says Catherine. “This really is a shared award. It belongs not just to the specialist cheese industry but also right across the charitable sector here in Cornwall. It is genuinely humbling to be recognised in this way.”
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