Dale Farm is celebrating having picked up 16 awards for its cheese and yogurt products at the largest cheese show in the world, the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich.
The clutch of wins included five gold, four silver, five bronze and two ‘very highly commended’ awards for its Dale Farm, Dromona, Fivemiletown cheeses, Dale Farm In Tune yogurt drinks and cottage cheese.
Dale Farm’s cheddar consumer cheese products remain a significant growth area for the business, having witnessed a 53% increase in sales volumes over the past twelve months.
Dale Farm Commercial Director – Branded Products, Jason Hempton, said: “Securing 16 awards at Nantwich is an endorsement of our quality from our peers in the dairy industry and proof of our product quality to the consumer. We work exceptionally hard to create products which are best in class and are constantly enhancing our product offerings to ensure they remain that way.
“Importantly, these awards act as deserved recognition to the Northern Ireland dairy farmers who supply us with fresh, quality milk and the large team of people who are involved in the cheese making side of Dale Farm’s business.”