How Dairy Day came to be

From its origins in our Grandmother’s Lebanese kitchen – it’s been quite a journey for our specialist UK Dairy.

How Dairy Day came to be

We began Dairy Day in Hertfordshire in 2008 – our big ambition to build our business into the UK’s finest artisan cheese and yoghurt producer. Now more than a decade on our family-run dairy is making us very proud indeed.

Our Story

Growing up on a farm in a small village in the south of Lebanon, the Kassem family were brought up on the delicious traditional cheeses, yoghurts and dips made by their mother and grandmother. So, when Chadi moved to the UK twenty years ago he couldn’t wait to share those flavours with the diners in his Lebanese restaurant in Hertfordshire.

Halloumi proved to be a big hit on his menu, but Chadi struggled to find a supplier offering the quality of cheese he was used to eating at his grandmother’s kitchen table. So, he decided to start making it himself.

Our growth

In 2010, nearly a decade after arriving in the UK, the Kassam brothers opened their first dairy, using local cow’s milk, British suppliers, and traditional techniques to ensure the very best authentic flavours. Their grandmother’s recipes are still used, and they are now one of the largest Halloumi makers in the UK.

Two years ago, the company was able to expand into a purpose-built dairy in Letchworth Garden City, and although the new factory offers hi-tech automated production facilities, Dairy Day also continues to hand-roll, press through cloth and age the artisan products that make the brand unique.

Our success

Dairy Day now produces more than thirty different products, and supplies some of the most exclusive restaurants in London – its award-winning Halloumi is a firm favorite amongst the celebrity clientele at many of the capital’s finest eateries and is also sold at Harrods and Harvey Nicholls.

Our Vision

Dairy Day is striving to be a premium producer, ethical buyer, and excellent employer. We want our company culture to reflect our values and believe that caring for our staff and suppliers will ensure that our products are made with pride. We want every part of our business to contribute to society.

Our Mission

Delicious, healthy, sustainable produce is at the heart of everything we do. It is our mission to ensure we support British farmers, sourcing the very best local ingredients to create superior quality cheeses and yoghurts, whilst sharing our success with the suppliers who keep the dairy stocked.

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