AN award winning micro bakery in Warrington has been chosen by the Greek Government to support them in promoting the provenance of feta cheese – and ensuring Brits know what to look for when seeking out quality ingredients.

Jen Perry, the proprietor of Room Forty was delighted to have been selected to assist.

“Frankly I was flabbergasted to have been found by the Greek Ministry, let alone asked to help them. But once I’d got over the shock, I was thrilled to have been asked to represent the north of the country, in what is an international campaign. We’ve been working for the last couple of weeks on recipes to show our love for the product,” she said.

The team ran a baking class last week with aspiring chefs based at Buckley's restaurant inside Warrington and Vale Royal College.

Room Forty are giving Warrington Guardian readers the chance to win 4KG of feta cheese PLUS the chance to take part in a Feta Cookery Masterclass at JD Kitchens showroom on Gorsey Lane next Thursday, 25 April.

To win, email with why you would love to join Room Forty Baking with Feta.

Please include your name and contact details. We would especially like to hear from groups who could use the large volume of cheese.

Scott Surtees, course leader at Warrington & Vale Royal College, said: “We’re honoured to have been approached by Room Forty to assist with their promotion of Feta cheese for the Greek Government."

The stamp of authority, known as the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) is a symbol of quality, and recognises that the cheese is made in its country of origin.

Just like champagne can only come from the Champagne region, and Melton Mobray pies can only come from Melton Mobray village, Feta cheese, which is made from sheep milk or sheep’s milk mixed with up to 30% goats milk, is only allowed to be called Feta if it is produced in Greece.

There has been a significant rise in the number of supermarket own brand sheep’s milk cheeses, which are labelled ‘Greek Cheese’ or ‘Salad Cheese’.