05 September 2014, 09:01 AM
  • The Somerset-based cheesemaker has produced the UK's first camel's milk cheese, using milk supplied by Camelicious in Dubai

The project has been overseen by Nigel Pooley, chairman of the Global Cheese Awards.

Due its high nutritional value – including high levels of vitamin C – and low fat content, camel’s milk cheese could be of interest to consumers looking to lose weight. No allergies to camel’s milk are known, and research has shown that it supports type 2 diabetes, hepititus and autoimmune diseases.

Nigel Pooley, chairman of the Global Cheese Awards said, “Firstly I would like to thank Ashraf and Camelicious for providing the milk for this project.

“We are very excited to be producing the UK’s first production of Camel Milk cheese and if things go well – we hope to be able to have the product to taste and buy on show day.”

The cheese will be debuted at the Global Cheese Awards, running from Friday 12th September to Saturday 13th at The Showground in Frome, Somerset.