Grahams enter cheese market with cheddars range

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DAIRY business Graham’s is sinking its teeth into Britain’s multi-billion-pound cheese maket,launching a range of Scottish cheddars.

The six-figure investment sees the Bridge of Allan-based firm roll-out mild, mature and extra mature cheeses. It marks the first product launch since the introduction of Graham’s sprea able butter two years ago.

The cheeses are currently available in selected Dobbies farm foodhalls as well as independent retailers, but will be stocked by a number of supermarket chains later in the year.

According to industry data, the UK cheese sector is worth £2.7 billion with cheddar accouting for more than 50 per cent of the market.

Graham’s saw sales of £56 million in the year to the end of March, up from £49.6m in the preceding 12 months.