CLWYD South MP Simon Baynes visited a family farm near Whitchurch recently to see how it continues to operate successfully in the dairy industry.

Mr Baynes visited Knolton Farmhouse Cheese, operated by the Latham family since the 1950s, in Overton-on-Dee.

He met current director, Jonathan Latham and his sons, Scott and Stuart who gave him a presentation on the Knolton Farmhouse Cheese’s products and operations.

The Clwyd South MP also visited the butter plant, and the evaporation and powder plant, and learned about how the machinery helps the business produce large quantities of dairy products that are exported across the world.


Under the direction of Jonathan, the business has expanded away from supplying supermarkets to providing bulk dairy ingredients for other food producers and the family was pleased to show Mr Baynes around.

Scott said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Simon to our site and demonstrate our production and mission to become more sustainable - through projects such as our on-site solar farm.

"At Knolton Farmhouse Cheese, we produce dairy ingredients in bulk which are exported across the UK and globally from here in Overton."

Mr Baynes was pleased to visit and spoke about how delighted he was to see a Welsh business competing globally.

He said: "It was great to visit Knolton Farmhouse Cheese to learn about how this incredibly successful family-run business operates and their plans for the future.

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"I am very impressed that from their doorstep in Overton, they export their high-quality Welsh produce at a global scale whilst remaining a local, family-owned business.

"I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the factory site and learning about their environmentally sustainable policies.

"I wish them every continued success in the future."