Cathedral City cheese has been launched in Canada.
The brand, which is manufactured at the Davidstow creamery using the milk from 330 local farms, is now on sale in more than 500 stores across Canada.
Adam Braithwaite, commercial director of parent company Saputo Dairy UK, said: “Cathedral City is bought and loved by more than half of all UK households and I’m delighted that our prized cheddar can now be enjoyed in Canada too. Our British team has worked closely with our Canadian colleagues to bring this successfully to market.”
George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said: “This is fantastic news for Cornwall and the south west region, helping over 330 local farms showcase their high-quality produce abroad.
“As the global appetite for UK food and drink continues to grow, the Government is committed to working with exporters to help them tap into new markets and open up opportunities around the world.”
Work is currently underway to increase production capacity at Davidstow to enable it to satisfy increased demand for Cathedral City in both the UK and abroad and yesterday it was announced that the creamery would receive a share of the £14.3M earmarked for Cornwall as part of the Government’s Getting Building Fund.