Founded by directors Stephen Jones and Ernie Waldron, Somerdale International is now in its 27th year of operation and has a turnover of over £32 million, of which exports represent c.95%.
Today, Somerdale exports great tasting British cheeses to over 50 countries across the globe. It is the leading exporter of British cheese to the USA with shipments leaving for New York every week. While it has also grown its presence in key markets such as China and the Far East, the Caribbean, Australia and emerging markets such as the Middle East & North Africa and Brazil.
It has long established partnerships with many of the highest quality cheese producers in Great Britain and this allows it to offer a comprehensive range of award winning traditional, quintessentially British, cheeses. At the same time, it is able to work with its supply partners to develop new cheeses, brands and packaging formats to meet the diverse requirements of the international marketplace.
Somerdale International has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in both 2009 and 2016.