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Alex James to make cheese for the Prince of Wales

Blur's Alex James is to start making cheese for the Prince of Wales. 

 The 40-year-old had signed a deal to produce a cheese using half a million litres of organic milk from a pedigree Ayrshire herd.   The cheese will be sold through the Duchy of Cornwall estate.

"It will be the poshest cheese in the world but it's only going to cost £3 - I think everyone should be able to afford royal cheese," James told The Times.

A spokesman for the Prince said, "Duchy Originals is delighted to be working with Alex James, one of Britain's most exciting and passionate new cheese makers, to produce a cheese using the milk form the herd of Ayrshire cows on the Duchy Home Farm."

The musician-turned-farmer lives on a cheese farm in Oxfordshire. 

His first goat's cheese, Little Wallop, won silver at the Cheese of the Year Awards in 2008.