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The Yellow Cheesecake Company has signed a deal with The Cress Company that will see its handmade cheesecakes distributed throughout the UK.

The latest coup for the Dunfermline-based business follows a listing with Spar Scotland stores across the Central Belt earlier this year.

The company is the brainchild of husband-and-wife Ewan and Maighan Brand, who started selling cheesecakes to locals when their Yellow Coloured Café in Rosyth was forced to close during lockdown.

Now, with a purpose-built commercial kitchen that can produce around 1,000 cakes every week, a refrigerated delivery van and SALSA accreditation, the business is going from strength to strength, although the cakes are still made the old-fashioned way.

“We pride ourselves in handmade, we don’t use machines,” Ewan told the Dunfermline Press.

Another source of pride is a reliance on local suppliers, with double cream sourced from East Lothian and packaging from Glenrothes and Glasgow.

And if any small producer out there is lamenting a lack of listings, then it’s worth bearing in mind the Yellow Cheesecake Company’s first meeting with Spar was in July 2021; the first cakes hit shelves this February.

“Things like this don’t just happen overnight,” the company said on Facebook. “A lot of hard work, time and effort has gone into making this happen.”