Somerset produces some of the best, most recognised dairy products in the country, just one of the reasons why building a career in Somerset’s Dairy sector is a good direction to go in. Someone has to feed Britain…is that person you?
With so many local suppliers producing healthy, high quality products, it is about time we tell you about them.
See our full list of Local Producers in Somerset
Have you thought about the food related career opportunities visit;
- Tasty Careers – Everything you need to know about bagging a lip-smacking career in food and drink manufacturing.
- Or go to our job roles page and sort by ‘Food’ .
Try a cheese making course or check out new Food Technology course or food technology foundation degree at Bridgwater College.
Here are 8 great reasons to eat local Dairy produce!
- Shop locally – fresher food with less handling.
- Cut down food miles – minimise fuel emissions and the need for chemical treatments to extend food life.
- Buy responsibly – high UK standards of health & safety are in place from ‘udder to fridge’ ensuring your meal is healthy and tasty.
- Support your local economy – which provides jobs from field to shop and everything in-between.
- Eat the view – Somerset’s beautiful view is provided by dairy farmers putting in hundreds of hours into conservation every year.
- Family Businesses – spend your money locally; feed back into Somerset and support local traditions.
- Animal welfare – feel happy knowing that the animal produced your food was raised following high UK welfare standards.
- Yummy – Somerset produces some of the best, most recognised dairy products in the country.
Dairy plays an important part of your diet. To have a healthy well balanced diet, government guidelines suggest that a young person has 200 ml semi-skimmed milk a day, providing the equivalent of 835 mg of calcium.
You can get calcium through other foods to get your daily allowance, but you would have to eat;
- 63 brussel sprouts or
- 25 tablespoons of red beans or
- 24 tablespoons or spinch or
- 5 tablespoons of sesame seeds.
Interesting seeing what calcium can do for you?
Visit: www.milk.co.uk and download some of their information guides on dairy produce.