Lidl’s Annual Conference
Within a few months of being accepted by Lidl to supply all their cheese to its Welsh stores; South Caernarfon Creameries was invited to be one of only eight suppliers to Lidl’s Annual Conference to showcase the new Welsh cheese to Lidl’s top team. The range includes Welsh Mild Cheddar, Welsh Medium Cheddar, Welsh Mature Cheddar and Welsh Extra Mature Cheddar, all of which are supplied under Lidl’s Valley Spire brand. This is the first time that Lidl have stocked an exclusively Welsh cheese range in Wales. All of Lidl’s Welsh Valley Spire cheeses are made using Welsh milk produced by South Caernarfon Creameries farmers.
Participation in Lidl’s Food Conference is just the latest of the successes garnered. During 2016, we received almost 30 awards for its range of cheese and butter which were bestowed from numerous high profile events such as the British Cheese Awards, World Cheese Awards, International Cheese Awards and Global Cheese Awards. The Creamery swept the board with all of our cheese varieties taking top awards including Vintage Cheddar with Leek and traditional regional varieties like Caerphilly and Double Gloucester. Our traditional salted Welsh butter also received several awards.