Dewlay secure Waitrose listing for Roquito® Cheddar

Roquito Dewlay FDMB North West

Garstang based dairy, Dewlay Cheesemakers, have secured a prestigious listing with national retailer Waitrose & Partners for a South American inspired blended cheese called Roquito® Cheddar.

The cheese takes its name from the South American sourced Roquito® Peppers, which are a key ingredient in the cheese.

The new cheddar goes on sale in Waitrose & Partners stores nationwide later this week and is the first major listing for an additive cheese for Dewlay.

Conor Daunt, Commercial Director spoke to FDMB North West and explained the background to the new product. “During the latter part of 2018, we set ourselves the task of creating some really high quality blended cheese recipes. This saw months of development and once we felt the product profile was absolutely perfect, we then felt we were in a position to launch Roquito® Cheddar to the market.”

He added that the cheese is ‘a wonderfully complex yet balanced cheese flavour with subtle and building heat, making it ideal for melting on a burger ‘.

Roquito® Cheddar is the first of a number of product launches planned over the next 12 months by Dewlay.