New strawberry cheese developed by Norfolk Farm
Norfolk dairy farmer Emily Norton and her team have developed a strawberry-flavoured cheese as part of an ongoing diversification plan to safeguard against the volatility in the milk industry. Nortons’ Dairy, in Frettenham, North of Norwich, has a small herd of 65 cows, producing 550,000 litres of milk a year.
A small proportion of the milk produced is kept back for making the farm’s St Swithins Soft cheese brand, which also comes flavoured with Norfolk lavender, apricot, chilli and now dried strawberry. Milk produced at Norton's Dairy goes to farmer owned co-operative Arla, and up to a half is sold directly by Norton’s Dairy either as part of its doorstep delivery round and wholesale. Samples of the strawberry cheese are being tested to ensure they meet the product’s five-week shelf-life criteria. It is expected to be ready for retail sale in October 2015.
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