Official - Mull of Kintyre is the Best Scottish Cheese - Again!

Mull of Kintyre Cheddar has been crowned the Best Scottish Cheese for the second year running after a triumphant win at this year's International Cheese Awards, the largest cheese show in the world.

The brand – carefully crafted at the Campbeltown Creamery – is made using 100% Scottish milk supplied by 38 farmers on the Kintyre peninsula and the Isle of Gigha. 

This success – in one of the most prestigious cheese shows of the 2011 season - further underlines our reputation as a producer of consistently high quality award-winning cheese, which consumers love and trust.   

Creamery manager Chris Wareham is chuffed to bits with the success:  "We are absolutely delighted that our Mull of Kintyre cheddar is once again officially the Best Scottish Cheese. We've always known we made the best cheese in Scotland and now it's official, yet again. 

"Our talented cheese makers are creating superb quality Cheddar with the finest quality milk supplied by local dairy farms. Cheese making is both a science and an art and we are delighted to have beaten the competition.  The 27 strong creamery team are absolutely delighted at our success," said Chris.

The brand continues to go from strength to strength attracting nationwide appeal, with listings in all of the major retailers. 

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4 August 2011

Notes to Editors

Mull of Kintyre Cheddar made at the Campbeltown Creamery is owned by First Milk, the largest dairy farmer co-operative in the UK, which has members' farms stretching from Central Scotland to the South of England and from West Wales to East Anglia.  The business handles approximately 1.6 billion litres of milk per annum from 2500 producers, which is used in the liquid and dairy ingredients markets, as well as to supply First Milk's four creameries and dairy. 

For more information please contact:

Jill Coyle, Communications Manager, First Milk. Tel: 0141 847 6884/07825 625205

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