First Milk, owners of Haverfordwest Creamery, is celebrating as its extra mature cheddar was rated one of the world's best cheeses at the World Cheese Awards 2014 in London.
The creamery won a 'Super Gold' title which is awarded by the judges from their selection of Gold winning cheeses. With entries judged by expert cheese graders, producers, buyers, chefs and food writers, recipients of a Super Gold are classed as among the 'World's Best Cheeses'.
Sue Wilson, Senior Executive Director for First Milk commented:
"This award demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our farmer-owners who are supplying quality milk to the creamery, and our fantastic work-force at the site, who are committed to creating our great tasting cheeses.
"Given the high standards on which all cheeses are judged, securing any award from the show is a major achievement, but to take home Super Gold among the competition is a huge honour."
The creamery, which produces the majority of its cheddar for First Milk's supply partnership with Adams Foods, also took home a Gold medal and two Bronze titles in the competition.
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About the World Cheese Awards
The World Cheese Awards took place on 14th November 2014 and brought together 250 cheese experts from 26 nations, as well as buyers and sellers from the global food industry.
Now in its 26th year, the awards returned to London after a three-year run at the BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham's NEC.
About First Milk
First Milk is the UK's only major dairy company, 100% owned by British farmers. It supplies a wide range of dairy products and dairy ingredients to customers in both national and international markets including block cheeses, soft cheeses, raw milk, butter, skimmed milk powder, whey proteins and sports nutrition brands.
It is headquartered in Glasgow with seven manufacturing sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
First Milk's aspiration is to provide consumers with great-tasting nutritious food, while delivering value for every part of its farmers' milk. As a business with a passion for innovation and sustainability, it is constantly seeking fresh ways of working with partners across the supply chain to drive pioneering solutions.
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