First Milk has started a partnership with Adams Foods to cut, pack and market 50,000t of cheese.
The partnership with the cheese supplier will provide a sustainable outlet for First Milk’s hard cheese, such as cheddar, and create an integrated supply chain.
The partnership will allow the UK’s largest 100% farmer-owned dairy company to invest in its creameries, it said.
Kate Allum, chief executive of First Milk said: “This partnership is directly in line with our strategic objective of adding value and delivering a sustainable future for our farmers.
“It not only enables us to work with a partner to deliver a short, integrated supply chain, but most importantly guarantees secure returns for our members’ milk. Additionally, it will provide a platform for us to focus more of our time and resources on priority growth areas like brand development, lifestyle nutrition and exports.”