Local musician turns cheesey

Local musician turns cheesey

Cardiff-based musician Tom Pinder – who plays the sousaphone in Wales supporters’ band The Barry Horns and the trombone for performers such as Paolo Nutini – is embarking on a new adventure, as founder of The Welsh Cheese Company.

Tom decided to create the Taffs Well-based online retail business when he realised Welsh cheese doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

“Over recent years I’ve been getting more and more interested in the sourcing and the quality of the food I eat, and as a non meat-eater I’ve been particularly interested in the dairy side of my diet,” said Tom.

“I’ve been eating a wide range of amazing Welsh cheeses from the delis in Cardiff, and local farmers’ markets, but I was frustrated that I couldn’t get all of the Welsh cheeses I’d come to love from one supplier, so I thought I’d do something about that and start a business that would bring together cheese from my 11 or 12 favourite Welsh cheese producers in one place.”

Tom has a lifelong passion for cheese that goes back to his childhood growing up next door to a dairy farm in Somerset.

Tom Pinder is well known in Wales as a founding member of the Wales soccer team’s official supporters’ band, The Barry Horns. His career in music, since graduating from Cardiff University in 2002, has taken him on many other adventures, including travelling the world with acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini.