North Wales creamery scoops gold at World Cheese Awards in Norway

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A cheese made from Welsh milk by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) has been named the best of its type in the world.

The creamery, which employs 130 staff at Chwilog, near Pwllheli, scooped Gold for its Red Leicester at the 2018 World Cheese Awards in Norway, and also won Silver for its Extra Mature Cheddar and Bronze for its Medium and Reduced Fat Cheddars.

More than 3,500 cheeses were entered in this year’s World Cheese Awards and Alan Wyn Jones, SCC’s Managing Director, said the creamery was delighted to be singled out in such a vast field.

“This has been a fantastic year for us, our best year yet for awards,” he enthused.

“This is thanks in no small part to the expertise of our cheesemakers and the new technology we have installed, all of which allows us to keep refining the products to suit demand.”

This year’s awards have come on the back of recent development work at SCC, Wales’ oldest dairy co-operative with 125 farmer members, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. This included a£13.5m investment in a new cheese processing and packing plant.

Mr Jones added: “The investment resulted in a 25% increase in production and our sales last financial year reached a record high of £45.1m.

“This meant our farming members were paid one of the best milk prices in Wales for the second year running.”

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Image Credit: South Caernarfon Creameries website