Kirkcolm Primary School

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Everyone Say CHEESE


On Thursday P5-7 from Kirkcolm and Portpatrick met at the Lactalis Cheese Factory in Stranraer to find out about the process of making and selling cheese🧀
First we were told all about the different products Lactalis makes and how many countries they ship they’re products to (it’s a lot!). After that, Kirkcolm went to see where they process the milk into cheese.

We got to learn that they first have to break the milk down into all it’s separate parts before putting it together to make cheese to make sure it’s always the same recipe. After the milk has been processed into cheese, it’s then vacuum sealed and put into a big store to mature. They said they had MILLIONS of pounds worth of cheese stored in there!🧀


Then we got to taste some cheeses From mild to extra mature and discuss how the aging process changes the taste of the cheese. 
After that we went to the packaging area and got to watch the matured cheeses being unboxed and packed into different products such as sliced cheese, cheese blocks and grated cheese.🧀
When we got back to the bus we were given a block of cheese to take home and some worksheets and a notebook too!
Thank you to everyone at Lactalis who made our day so fun and educational!🧀 
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