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Success for Arla at World Cheese Awards

H T Webb, Arla's speciality cheese company, once again proved it is the UK market leader after scooping 39 trophies at the recent World Cheese Awards held in London.

The event attracted over 1,500 international entries and Arla's impressive awards haul comprised 17 gold, 13 silver and nine bronze medals.

One of its cheeses, Isigny-ste-Mère's unpasteurised AOC Camembert also picked up the prestigious accolades of Best French, Best Overseas and Supreme Champion, which says Jerome Pierson, product manager Isigny-ste-Mere says is a huge success.

"Arla is in partnership with Isigny-ste-Mère, a French company, and we actively sells its cheeses to retailers in the UK. The success we've had at the awards shows there is a big opportunity for speciality cheese," added Jerome.

The World Cheese Awards formed part of the Speciality and Fine Food Fair held at London's Olympia and a dedicated cheese area formed part of the three-day exhibition, giving buyers and retailers the opportunity to taste and evaluate each cheese that was entered into the awards.

"We have done exceptionally well and are streets ahead of our key competitors," said Lisa Pellatt, product manager at H T Webb.

"We did even better than last year when we won 28 prizes from a greater number of entries," she added.

The trophies will be competing for space in the display cabinet at H T Webb, which over the last two months saw a further 18 awards added to its collection from the Nantwich International Cheese Show and the Great Yorkshire Show.



Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.


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Arla Foods is the UK's number largest dairy company.

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 10,300 dairy farmers with around circa 2,500 of whom are British.

Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.

Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor®, Cravendale, and Lactofree® with a turnover of €2.2 billion. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has plans for it to be the first zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, distribution centres and head office.

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