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Boris Johnson’s fondness of cheese was well documented even before he was photographed illicitly pairing it with wine in the Number 10 garden with aides last spring. And it looks as though the Prime Minister is stocking up on supplies this Christmas (perhaps in preparation for another lockdown).

A driver was seen at the gates of Downing Street yesterday afternoon, delivering a large cardboard container from Ludlow Farm Shop, a handmade food retailer based in Shropshire specialising in cheese. (Maybe the company was recommended to Johnson by former local MP Owen Paterson.)

The firm’s website reveals a wide range of cheeses with helpful descriptions about each variety. Their bestseller is a selection board, featuring samples of Oakly Park Cheddar, Ludlow Blue and Lady Halton smoked. They also sell crackers and chutneys to go with the hamper, which Ludlow says has a short shelf life.

The short shelf life of the cheese shouldn’t be a problem for Boris. The Prime Minister’s attempts at dieting in the aftermath of his worrying brush with Covid are now a distant memory. He’s back eating for Britain.

Pass the stilton, and the port, Prime Minister!