British cheese stocked in China’s first Costco

Costco, the membership warehouse club retailer, has opened its first store in China and British cheese is set to be part of its food offering. The new warehouse in Shanghai will feature a range of cheeses supplied by Somerdale International, an exporter of British cheese and dairy products:

  • Coastal Cheddar – a rugged and 15-month matured cheddar produced and matured at the Ford Farm Dairy, Dorset
  • Il Truffelino – a premium cheese combining the creamy texture of English cheddar with Black Summer Truffle, made by Somerdale
  • Wensleydale & Cranberry 
  • Mexicana – a mix of bell and jalapeño peppers blended with British cheddar, made by Norseland
  • Somerdale Best of British Cheese four cheese selection pack

Alexander Macdonald, director of LondonFood Ltd, Somerdale’s associate partner in China said: “We are very much looking forward to promoting Somerdale International’s fantastic range of British cheeses in the first of what, I believe, will be many Costco stores in China. It has been a great experience working with the Costco team here in China. We have focused on ensuring that the British cheese we are offering is tailored to local demand requirements and we are confident that the sales will be significant.”

Stephen Jones, managing director of Somerdale International said: “Costco is one of the world’s most successful retailers. Having already established a strong relationship with Costco in Australia, we are delighted that our British cheese will be part of the food offer in their first store in China. There is an increasing demand for high quality British food in China and we are witnessing increasing interest in British cheese and dairy products. We have a great story to tell in relation to product quality, environmental standards and provenance and, last but not least, the great taste of our cheeses.”

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