Dromona recognised at Virtual Cheese Awards
Dromona Mature Cheddar has been recognised for its best in class quality, picking up Best Cheddar Cheese at the inaugural Virtual Cheese Awards.
Founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Virtual Cheese Awards celebrate the best of UK cheese and its producers. The online event on July 18 saw a full day of virtual cheese judging in front of a live audience of over 3,000 people; a first for the industry.
With a total of 60 entries in the Cheddar category, Dromona came out on top against strong competition from a number of mature and vintage cheeses.
The award represents yet another major accolade for Dromona Mature Cheddar, having collected a prestigious Great Taste award last year.
Dromona cheese is produced by Dale Farm at the dairy cooperative’s state-of-the-art plant in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, using milk supplied by its network of dairy farmer owners.
“We are incredibly proud to once again have our quality product recognised by the industry,” said Sharon Campbell, senior brand manager, Dale Farm. “This accolade represents not just a stamp of approval from the experts, but also a guarantee of product quality for the consumer.
“Our top-class dairy products come from top-class milk, and our successes are testament to the high quality of the milk produced by the farmers within our cooperative, and the skills of those involved throughout the production process.”