Cheesemaker prepares for London marathon by lifting giant blocks of cheddar | London

A cheesemaker preparing for the London marathon is in training – by lifting giant blocks of cheddar.

Tom Elliott, 37, lifts huge wheels of cheese, otherwise known as truckles, weighing up to 27kg – and does so up to 200 times per day.

Dad-of-two Tom, who is training to run the London Marathon in April, works as a cheesemaker in Dorset.

His job sees him moving up to 200 Cheddar truckles each day, taking the cheese 200 feet underground into the caves at Wookey Hole, Somerset.

Here, it ages and becomes the Cheddar that hits supermarket shelves.

And Ford Farm has also just built a new cave into their hillside, to meet the increasing demand for Ford Farm’s Cave Aged Cheddar.

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