The original dairy-free cheese brand, sheese, from bute island foods has seen huge growth driven by an explosion in the free from sectorTell us about Bute Island Foods
Bute Island Foods
is a British company, based off the Scottish coast, manufacturing dairy-free
cheeses. As the original dairy free cheese on the market, we’ve got a long and
proud 30-year history of innovating and helping establish what is now a very
fast-growing sector. Our Sheese brand is available in UK retail and
foodservice; and in multiple countries around the world. As the original brand
in the market, we have learnt over the years how to make a superb natural
product with all the functional properties for which cheese is famous, for
consumers wishing to reduce dairy consumption. Where you currently
successfully exported to Canada & the US, Australia & New Zealand, most
of Europe, Russia and India.
Where have you seen
export growth in recent months?
Europe have seen a real boom in plant-based sales, as growth in UK and US
markets is replicated there. Increasingly, retailers are giving additional
space in-store for dairy-free.
What do you value most about FDEA membership?
The opportunity to learn from other exporters, and the chance to network at suitable events.
How have exhibitions and events helped grow your export business if at all?
are good for building brand awareness and getting the product into
people’s hands (and mouths!)- this is key for a brand like Sheese, as
it’s the best way to change perceptions of a category.
We can't wait to see Bute Island Foods at a live event again soon!