My sincere apologies – this is my first blog in a while. No excuse really, but life has been very, very busy for the Food International crew. And we have lots of exciting news.

First and foremost, it looks highly likely that the YOLO brand is about to go global – well at least into Australia and Samoa as a starter!  At the moment we have tentative negotiations going on in both places.

In September I attended Fine Food Australia in Sydney with Adel and we have just returned from two weeks in Samoa. At Fine Food, Adel discussed a possible YOLO representation with an experienced Aussie operator and in Apia, we had talks with a Kiwi based there. She is very accomplished in the food trade and hopefully will be able to obtain the appropriate licenses so we can export the European cheeses there.

We will keep you up to the minute with progress on the YOLO international initiative.

The feedback we get on our Haloumi is always incredibly positive and our sales are increasing steadily. If you haven’t sampled YOLO’s Haloumi yet, now is definitely the time. It looks (fingers crossed) as if we are about to enjoy some good Spring weather and outdoor living. YOLO is great on the barbecue (gets a lovely golden colour) and works well mixed in with a whole range of salad veggies. It’s also great as a morning treat (or brunch delight) with fried eggs. Or you can serve it with crackers or on crusty French bread as an easy snack.

We have several shipments due soon – notably a big selection of our popular UK cheeses. These are great sellers to British expats and Kiwis alike. Cheese-lovers know it’s hard to go past the distinctive bite of a Westminster Cheddar or the luxurious delight of Somerdale Wensleydale and cranberries.

And we have to remind you that the Silly Season is rapidly approaching. You’ll need to stock you pantry for visitors and think about the gorgeous cheese boards you can create as presents. But, in the meantime just sit back and savour our cheeses.


Robyn – The Unlikely Food Blogger

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