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Export deal for Lake District creamery

A Cumbrian creamery has secured an export deal to supply cheese to a major airline.

Lake District Creamery, owned by First Milk - a consortium of 2,000 farmers, has announced it has secured a export deal to supply around six million portions to passengers on Emirates Airlines over the next year.

The Farming Minister Jim Paice MP said:

"Only a few years after purchasing the site, First Milk has already been successful in putting their Lake District Creamery on the world stage. More importantly, the company has shown how an added-value, export-led business strategy, focussing on the long-term opportunities for dairy can drive returns for Cumbrian farmers that supply milk to the creamery."

– Jim Paice MP

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