A cheesemaker in Co Armagh will supply brie to supermarkets all over Ireland as Brexit bestows a blessing.
Dean Wright, owner of Ballylisk near Portadown, said he's also in talks with cheesemakers in the Republic to operate a hub in NI which could potentially ease their market access to Great Britain.
The fifth-generation farmer revealed he's signed up to sell a new brie, Rokeby, to a supermarket with stores on both sides of the border.
And the new opportunities could off-set the losses in restaurants, a major customer within the foodservice sector before Covid-19 hit.
But he's not just in demand with the supermarket. "There are also a lot of cheesemakers in the south who are ringing me every day to say: 'Can you help us here, can you help us get product into the UK - the gates are closed.'
"There are retailers ringing me at the moment so it's a very buoyant time just at the moment in our business. We have struggles, we have worries about foodservice here in NI, but I do believe the slack will be picked up in other markets.
"There's been a huge amount of enquiries in the last week to 10 days.
"We knew there were going to be difficulties but I don't think the retailers saw the difficulties that would be coming down the track and that's where they're saying they cannot get in European product like cheeses and they are looking more at quality home-produced product.
"My view is there's opportunity in every ill wind."
He said he had foreseen post-Brexit problems with shipping goods from Europe. "Most of brie coming into UK or Ireland comes in from France. Two years ago I took the view to start developing a brie of our own. Sure enough there have been three retailers actually ring us in the last week or 10 days to say they'd like to use ours instead of the French bries."
His business already makes The Triple Rose soft cheese and diversified into milk deliveries during lockdown.
However, Mr Wright said finding upsides in 2021 had followed a traumatic 2020. On March 23, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first full lockdown, he said 70% of its business had been lost in 24 hours.
"It was a horrible day. Our business was one week from closure and when you sleep with one eye open for four or five nights you come up with some very novel ideas. Failure was never an option though it came very close."
While NI remains effectively in the single market for goods, he said there were still complications getting goods from continental Europe. "There are certain slips between cup and lip and we have to cross the English Channel, and we have to cross the Irish Sea so the problem is getting the product out of the UK into Ireland."
Wilma Finlay, owner of The Ethical Diary in Scotland, said escalating costs of doing business meant she had been forced to withdraw from supplying NI with her organic cheese.
To send a pack of cheeses here under the NI Protocol, set up to avoid a harder border on the island of Ireland, she requires an animal health certificate, as well as export documents and a certificate from an organic body stating that it's compliant with EU organic standards.
She said the company was sorry to be saying goodbye to its NI customers. "NI is only about 2% of our business but there are people who have been with us right from the very start two and a half years ago."
But while Mr Wright was creaming off a Brexit benefit, another artisan cheesemaker here said it had curdled only his blood. "I'm Brexit-exhausted and I get angry when I think about it so we are just getting on with it."