Roaring Success for Dragon Cheeses
South Caernarfon Creameries is celebrating its most successful awards season ever after Dragon cheeses scoop 30 gongs at two top food and farming shows.
South Caernarfon Creameries came home with 10 prizes from the prestigious International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich, the largest cheese show in the world which featured cheeses from 29 different countries. Among the winners was our Dragon brand half fat and reduced fat cheddars which won gold and silver prizes respectively, while our Welsh red cheddar scooped both gold and silver.
It comes hot on the heels of a major success for SCC at the Royal Welsh Show, where the co-operative won twenty awards. Our Dragon Brand Reduced Fat cheese was hailed both Supreme Cheese, making it the best in show at the Royal Welsh, and Best Welsh cheese, making it the best cheese made in Wales.
It follows an exciting re-brand of our much-loved range of Dragon cheeses. Our Dragon brand cheeses, range from mild to vintage and are made using milk sourced 100% from its Welsh farming members, and every block can be traced back to the cow.
“This has been a fantastic show season for everyone at South Caernarfon Creameries,” said SCC Managing Director Alan Wyn Jones. “To bring home 10 awards from Nantwich and 20 from the Royal Welsh including Supreme Cheese and Best Welsh Cheese is a wonderful achievement which we are very proud of. It’s the ultimate accolade to have this recognition from two of the industry’s top shows and it’s testament to the quality of the milk produced by our farming members across North and Mid Wales. It is also a seal of approval for our cheesemakers who continually work hard to refine and improve our products. In particular, we have put a lot of effort into improving the taste and texture of the Reduced Fat cheddar and we are delighted the judges agreed that we have a wonderful cheese made here in Wales which I hope everyone will try.”