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Rodda's partners with Somerdale to export Cornish clotted cream to Australia

FBR Staff Writer Published 24 October 2017

UK clotted cream firm Rodda’s has partnered with Somerdale International, which exports British cheese and dairy products, to bring the Cornish Clotted Cream to Australia.

The clotted cream products will be available at high-end retailers, hotels, delis and cafes initially in Victoria and New South Wales.

In due course, the clotted cream range from Rodda’s will be available to Western Australian and South Australian distributors.

A.E. Rodda & Son managing director Nicholas Rodda said: “When my great-great-grandmother started making Cornish clotted cream in her farmhouse kitchen over 125 years ago the idea of sending our Cornish delicacy to Australia would be something she would never have dreamed of.

“As a family business we are delighted that our Cornish clotted cream will help to bring a taste of Cornwall to the cream tea in Australia.”

According to Somerdale, the clotted cream products are frozen and then defrosted gently before they are dispatched to Australian customers and distributors in perfect condition.

Cornish clotted cream is a typical ingredient of the traditional English cream tea and an ideal partner for a scone and jam, said the exporter. In the modern times, clotted cream is used to accompany a variety of puddings and also used by chefs and others as an ingredient to give a touch of luxury to sweet and savoury dishes.

Somerdale International Australian sales manager Di Jones said: “At Somerdale, we are seeing a growing demand in Australia for premium products with a distinctive taste and authentic provenance. 

“Although customers will naturally look to purchase Australian produce if they can, they are willing to try imported products if there isn’t a comparable locally produced product.”

Branded as Rodda Classic Cornish Clotted Cream, the products will be available across three pack sizes.

For use in top-end hotels and cafes, airlines and cruise ships, 20g portions of the cream will be made available. To meet the requirements of high-end delis and retailers, Rodda has come up with 113g retail backs.

For distributors to hotels, cafes and restaurants, the clotted cream will be available in 907g packaging format.

Image: Rodda's Classic Cornish Clotted Cream has been launched in parts of Australia. Photo: courtesy of Somerdale International Ltd.