Milk Link has announced that work has begun on the first phase of a new production facility at its Cornish Country Larder Trevarrian Creamery in North Cornwall.
The £4 million investment aims to substantially increase production of the Trevarrian Creamery’s soft cheeses to meet a growing demand from major retailers and foodservice providers nationwide.
Cornish Country Larder, a leading producer of British speciality soft cheeses was acquired by the UK’s largest dairy co-operative Milk Link in January this year, as part of a deal to strengthen its position as the foremost producer of British cheeses.
The new development at Trevarrian hopes to result in increased production and maturation capacity for the Creamery’s comprehensive range of soft cheeses including Cornish Brie, Camembert and brands such as Gevrik soft goats cheese and St Endellion (a delicious luxury Cornish Brie, made using Cornish double cream.
It will feature ‘best in class’ processing technology to improve product quality and consistency whilst retaining the taste of the cheeses for which Cornish Country Larder is known.
The first phase of the Trevarrian development will be completed by the Autumn of 2011.
Milk Link’s Chief Executive, Neil Kennedy said:
“Our new investment at Trevarrian is an important step forward in the growth and development of Cornish Country Larder.
“It reflects the positive reaction received from customers and consumers alike to the great tasting cheeses produced at the creamery and is an integral part of Milk Link’s ambitious expansion plans for the business.”
Formed in the year 2000, Milk Link is a progressive integrated dairy business, entirely owned by 1,500 British dairy farmers whose farm assured milk they process into a comprehensive range of innovative dairy products.
Milk link handles over 1.4 billion litres of milk pa sourced from a growing national milk field, which equates to over 12% of the total GB milk production.
They are the largest producer of British cheese, supplying all major food retailers, food processors and food service organisations, and also manufacture a wide range of dairy products including long life milk and creams, extended shelf life products, flavoured milks and milk powders.
As a farmer owned co-operative the profits generated by the business are returned to our farmer Members to help provide a sustainable future for their dairy enterprises.
And, in doing so, at a wider level, Milk Link also support the economic, social and environmental well-being of many hundreds of rural communities across Britain.
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