Isle of Man Creamery, the Island's farmers' cooperative, is celebrating a double award win for its locally produced butter.
The popular Salted Dairy Butter was awarded a Great Taste Award, the Oscars of the food industry. 10,000 products were entered over 35 categories from dairy products to bread and beer. Products are judged on taste alone by industry professionals, and the Creamery received some fantastic feedback:
'The rich, dairy flavour comes through really well and has a lovely clean finish.'
'A beautiful, golden butter, clean dairy creaminess, some grassy notes, a very delicate butter.'
To add to the success of the Salted Dairy Butter, the Creamery also won a Bronze Award at the International Cheese Awards for its Whey Butter. Whey butter is made from cream separated from the whey during cheese making. It has a sharper flavour and deeper colour and impressed the judges at the awards.
Managing Director Findlay Macleod said: 'We were delighted to find that we had won not one, but two awards for our butter last week. All of our products are only made with milk produced on the Island, and it never travels more than 20 miles from farm to creamery ensuring the freshest, best quality product.'