Get to know more about Yorkshire Dama Cheese…
Yorkshire Dama Cheese Company has came to live on 17th of June 2014, when we challenged the circumstances and we managed to produce an award winning cheese.
Our story has been started when
Razan Alsous, the Founder of Yorkshire Dama Cheese, came to the UK after the war in Syria in 2012 with her husband and three young children. Razan has a strong microbiological background, having graduated from the Medical Institute in Syria.
After recognising the good quality of the British milk and finding a gap in producing Halloumi cheese in the local market, Razan had a brainwave: to create a business and make halloumi cheese herself from fresh high quality Yorkshire milk.
And since then our cheese won lots of awards:
World cheese Award Bronze Prize 2014-15
World cheese Award Gold Prize 2015-16
British cheese award Silver 2016 for the plain Halloumi
Best Cheese in Yorkshire 2016 for the Chilli Halloumi
Silver for British cheese Award 2017 for the mint Halloumi
Short listed best cheese in Yorkshire 2016 for the Spreadable yogurt
Razan was nominated by the Prime Minster for International Womens’ Day 2015
Woman of the Year 2016
Silver Royal Highland show 2017
Gold for the spreadable yogurt Great Yorkshire Show 2017
Gold for the British cheese award 2018 for the original flavour
Bronze for the British cheese award for the Rosemary Squeaky cheese 2018
Great test 2018 for the original flavour
Champion for the best added flavour at Great Yorkshire Show for the Rosemary Squeaky cheese
Best Cheese in Yorkshire Taste Award DY 2018 for the Rosmary Squeaky cheese
On top of all of these awards we’ve been Honored to have HRH The princess royal in our
The cheese is made from Yorkshire milk and has a firm but squeaky texture when grilled, similar to traditional halloumi cheese.
Products available include:
• Halloumi cheese in five flavours: Plain, Mint, Chilli, Rosemary and Oak Smoked
• Spreadable yogurt, a healthy alternative to cream cheese, as it is low in fat, high in protein and calcium, with no added chemicals or preservatives with a 6 weeks shelf life.
• Matured yoghurt balls, made from Yorkshire yoghurt and with a secret mixed herbs recipe.
The yoghurt balls are matured in a mixture of olive oil and the finest Yorkshire rapeseed oil and are available plain or coated with chives or chilli.
PARTNERS AND CUSTOMER BASE
• Yorkshire Dama Cheese are proudly supplying one of the quality leader Yorkshire based Supermarket “ Morrison “ with our Squeaky cheese mint flavour and having plan in increasing the production capacity to supply Morrison with the other flavours.