Category: Milk & Milk Products
Contact Information
  • Telephone: +256-772-220107,+256-792-220107
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  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 8414 Bukoto, Kampala Uganda
  • Website:
  • Location: central, Kampala, uganda
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Brief History

Created in October 1992, Paramount Dairies Ltd (PDL) started as a small family business with a focus of producing fine Uganda cheese. It has experienced steady growth since it was first created, emerging as a leading dairy brand in Uganda and some regional markets. The company approach to cheese-making is one reliant on local resources and skills; a living demonstration that dairy-processing can be an affordable rural-based industry. Today, PDL produces more than 8 cheese-types in a variety of packaging as well as several cream products; all now found in the major supermarkets of the capital and in many of the larger towns of Uganda. As a social-developer, PDL employs, trains and engages more than 50 men and women, mostly rural-based, and supports dozens of small-scale dairy farmers in a just and fair milk market.

Assuring Growth

  • Seeks to provide good quality reasonably priced dairy products, using fundamentally local expertise, manpower, and resources
  • Create a fair milk market and give timely payments for dairy farmers and moreover incentives to those who do best practices and provide quality milk
  • Nurtures a work environment that awards learning, promotes the sharing of skills and gives equal gender opportunity
  • Serve the dairy industry as a whole: through demonstration of innovative processing ideas and through participation of the Uganda Dairy Processors Association

  • To enrich the common good by making available a range of safe nutritious dairy products


As the East Africa economic integration becomes a reality, both Kigali (capital of Rwanda) and Kampala (capital of Uganda) will provide constant growth markets for dairy products. To meet these needs, PDL will undertake the following:

  • To erect on its own property in Mbarara Town, a permanent dairy processing plant by 2012
  • To evolve from its existing 50,000lt/ monthly processing level to one of 150,000lt/monthly
  • To start the production of yoghurt and a nutritious whey drink as well as widen its' present range of cheese and cream products
  • To foster a mutual beneficial relationship with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology to enhance the sharing and development of dairy processing skills in Uganda