South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales’ leading farmer owned dairy co-operative
Roaring Success for Dragon Cheeses
South Caernarfon Creameries is celebrating its most successful awards season ever after Dragon cheeses scoop 30 gongs at two top food and farming shows.
South Caernarfon Creameries came home with 10 prizes from the
prestigious International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich, the
largest cheese show in the world which featured cheeses from 29
different countries. Among the winners was our Dragon brand half fat and reduced fat cheddars which won gold and silver prizes respectively, while our Welsh red cheddar scooped both gold and silver.
It comes hot on the heels of a major success for SCC at the Royal
Welsh Show, where the co-operative won twenty awards. Our Dragon Brand
Reduced Fat cheese was hailed both Supreme Cheese, making it the best in
show at the Royal Welsh, and Best Welsh cheese, making it the best
cheese made in Wales.
It follows an exciting re-brand of our much-loved range of Dragon
cheeses. Our Dragon brand cheeses, range from mild to vintage and are
made using milk sourced 100% from its Welsh farming members, and every
block can be traced back to the cow.
“This has been a fantastic show season for everyone at South
Caernarfon Creameries,” said SCC Managing Director Alan Wyn Jones. “To
bring home 10 awards from Nantwich and 20 from the Royal Welsh including
Supreme Cheese and Best Welsh Cheese is a wonderful achievement which
we are very proud of. It’s the ultimate accolade to have this
recognition from two of the industry’s top shows and it’s testament to
the quality of the milk produced by our farming members across North and
Mid Wales. It is also a seal of approval for our cheesemakers who
continually work hard to refine and improve our products. In
particular, we have put a lot of effort into improving the taste and
texture of the Reduced Fat cheddar and we are delighted the judges
agreed that we have a wonderful cheese made here in Wales which I hope
everyone will try.”