Cathedral City has seen sales of its cheddar cheese rise in the past year. Cornwall Live revealed that the company’s cheese sales climbed to £280 million last year.
Sales of cheddar cheese are growing by an average of two per cent per year, the news provider revealed, noting that this now makes Cathedral City a market-leading brand for its parent company Dairy Crest.
As a result of its rising popularity, the firm now intends to expand production by more than 40 per cent over the next five years. It also intends to expand overseas after seeing an increase in demand from consumers outside the UK.
Dairy Crest announced earlier this year that it was investing £85 million to develop new capacity at its Davidstow production facility, which is a big boost to the Cornish town.
The company’s site director at Davidstow Mark Evans told the news provider that the new funding will do more than just expand cheddar production though.
“This investment will boost cheddar capacity at Davidstow from around 54,000 tonnes a year to 77,000 tonnes a year to support further growth of Cathedral City and other product innovation in areas like snacking and convenience foods,” he revealed.
Earlier this year the Guardian revealed that exports of British cheeses increased considerably in 2017, due to growing demand in Asia.
The newspaper noted that although cheddar accounted for 40 per cent of British exports, mozzarella and cottage cheese were among the varieties that had seen their popularity increase substantially in 2017.
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