Razan Alsous fled Damascus in 2012 when a bomb exploded near her husband's work place.
Razan, who arrived in the UK with her husband and three children, had a pharmacy degree and her husband was an electronic engineer.
She was granted asylum but was not able to study until she had been a resident for three years. They also struggled to find jobs in the UK.
At that time, halloumi wasn’t readily available for her. With a small loan of 2,500 pound sterling, she founded the Yorkshire Dama Cheese in 2014 and has now won more than 20 awards.
Based in Halifax in the north of England, the business also employs seven people.
Source: Al Jazeera.