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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 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 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.