Countryscape produced a series of three ‘cheese trail’ leaflets for Lancashire Rural Futures (since re-established as Rural Futures). The leaflets were produced as part of a project to promote and celebrate the distinctiveness of local food in Lancashire. A cluster of seven artisan cheesemakers were involved in the project, each with their own unique heritage of local cheesemaking, which can be traced back over generations.
The leaflets were designed to convey the ‘look and feel’ of both local heritage and local produce. Each is based on one of the three Lancashire cheeses (Creamy, Crumbly and Tasty) and contains a map showing a short circular walk in the vicinity of cheesemakers' dairies, with walkers being encouraged to call in at the dairies, restaurants, pubs and shops nearby which serve local cheese. The leaflets also contain recipes and profiles of the artisan cheesemakers that were involved in the project.
Countryscape undertook both the design and print of the leaflets, copies of which are available for downloading from the Rural Futures website.