About us

Norseland Ltd. is a leading speciality cheese supplier in the UK, employing over 150 people and a turnover approaching £50m. Ilchester, Somerset is the main manufacturing base, with a commercial office to the west of London. Its primary markets are all the leading UK supermarket retailers, food to go & convenience retail stores, as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Norseland is expanding in all its markets across North America, Western Europe, Asia & the Pacific region. Its success is driven by its focus on brands, and in the retail markets it is driven by a passion for a category-solution, insight-led approach, orientated around both consumers & its retail customers.

A diverse and versatile offering, Norseland can provide cheese for every occasion from slices to large blocks and snacking portions. Innovation is at our heart and we will help you move your business forward through a tailored approach, offering excellence in product development, manufacturing and marketing, with endless capabilities to meet your cheese needs in the UK and internationally.

Our No. 1 brands include:

Jarlsberg® €“ UK’s No.1 Deli Cheese with Holes*
Applewood® UK’s No.1 Smoky Cheese*
Mexicana® UK’s No.1 Spicy Cheese*

*Kantar Worldpanel

Welcome to Norseland Ltd.

CEO Lisé Falkfjell

Norseland is very proud of its heritage, which dates back to 1962. Norseland are a strong supplier of loved brands and have been for many years, which include a portfolio of category leading British cheeses as well as our Norwegian parent company’s jewel – Jarlsberg®. We sell our award-winning brands to the UK market as well as international markets across the globe including US, Europe, and Australasia.  

What makes our products so fantastic? They are all great tasting, innovatively flavoured,  made from the highest quality cheese (and more recently plant based alternatives to cheese) and to the highest quality and technical standards, to ensure that our customers and consumers keep coming back for more. We strive to meet the needs of the consumer and customers, in an environmentally friendly way. 

Building on our strong heritage in Ilchester, my aim as a CEO is to support my team and the community around us to ensure we continue to create value for all our employees, partners & stakeholders. 

Contact us now to find out more about Norseland and our wide product range.