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What we do

First Milk is a wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative. We produce award-winning cheddar, regional cheeses and dairy ingredients, and market fresh milk through collaborative milk sourcing and supply chain management services.

Our award-winning cheeses are produced by experienced cheesemakers around the UK.  We have creameries on the Mull of Kintyre and Isle of Arran in Scotland, in the English Lake District and at the idyllic South West tip of Wales.  We produce a fantastic range of great-tasting Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester, that are all made with fresh milk and packed full of flavour. The majority of our cheese is sold as high-quality block cheddar through our partner, Ornua.

In addition to producing cheese, we produce bulk butter, cream and whey proteins. We also focus on providing high quality, traceable fresh milk to a range of dairy manufacturers and processors across the UK. This is a key part of our business and we work with many customers as their long-term supply partner, helping them to deliver their objectives through our responsible sourcing and supply chain management services.