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Duo left cheesed off after losing licence appeal

posted 13 Dec 2011, 13:56 by David Rintoul   [ updated 13 Dec 2011, 14:01 ]

A cheesemaker who wanted to manufacture Italian cheeses, including mozzarella and ricotta, in Edinburgh has lost an appeal against a council decision to refuse him a licence.

Gabriele Caputo and Adriana Alonzi applied for approval for their business in September 2010, and were granted a conditional approval for three months in November 2010, and then for a further three months.

Conditional approval can only be given for a total of six months and then full approval must be given or refused. But, after an inspection in June of this year, the application was refused by the city council’s environmental health department over cleanliness issues.