The cheese is produced in Telšiai, and is named after the legendary Lithuanian giant, Džiugas.
Džiugas also recently added a ‘Premio Roma’ award for its 100-month maturity to its list of international awards.
The company said growth in UK sales are the result of cheese shoppers’ positive response to a vegetarian, lactose-free hard cheese that offers a gourmet flavor at well under a luxury cost.
Džiugas is also available as a grated cheese in re-sealable packs.
Last year, Žemaitijos Pienas opened an office in the UK to further promote its expanding range of products, which include the glazed curd dessert bar Magija, a variety of cheeses under the Džiugas brand, Germanto cheeses, and Pik-Nik.
The Pik-Nik varieties of string cheese snacks was expanded last year with a new product enhancement that has increased the Vitamin D content contained in each peelable cheese stick.
Žemaitijos Pienas, located in Telšiai, was established in 1924, and now employs more than 1,300.