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19th November 2020

Jersey Dairy wins provenance award at Great British Food Awards

Written by: Edward Waddell
Jersey Dairy’s ‘luxury Softmix Ice Cream’ has been named the South West’s Regional winner for provenance in the Great British Food Awards.

Jersey Dairy only uses the milk from their herd of Jersey cows in the Channel Islands. In their comments the judges praised the ice cream saying “it is a true British product that the nation can be proud of.”

Pedigree Jersey cows are allowed to graze freely and their milk contains on average 5.3% butterfat and up to 20% more calcium and protein than other milks. Jersey cows milk also has a higher level of vitamins and minerals, which is good for the immune system.

David Ashton, UK sales manager at Jersey Dairy, said: “Jersey Dairy is extraordinarily proud of this achievement. It has been a tough year for everybody, but we have come through it with an even stronger sense of purpose.

“We are unique in that we control everything from grass to glass. This gives us fantastic flexibility, allowing us to support the innovation so fundamental to future success. This award is a way to recognise the hard work that everyone has put in and the way that the team has pulled together during the Covid crisis.

“Thanks to our wonderful Jersey cows, our dairy continues to provide milk and dairy products of exceptional quality to markets at home and overseas.”

Jersey Dairy receives over 35,000 litres of fresh milk from its 14 dairy farms, which is processed into milk, cream, butter, ice cream and cheese products.