Output is set to increase by 60% at The Cheese Company’s Taw Valley Creamery in Devon after the delivery and installation of an £850,000 cheese tower.

The tower represents the first major investment at the site for 10 years and follows the 75% acquisition of The Cheese
Company by Milk Link earlier this year.

The tower holds 16 tonnes of cheese, compared with the 10 tonnes held by the old plant. It will provide capacity for the Taw Valley plant to move into production of low fat cheeses for the first time.

According to general site manager Jim Dunlop, the tower is capable of a throughput of seven tonnes an hour.