Dubliner cheese wins top award at UK cheese champs
Carbery cheeses won two gold, one silver and three bronze medals at the 2017 British Cheese Awards which took place at the Royal Bath & West show, in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
Manufactured in Ballineen, Carbery’s Dubliner Original Red and Reduced Fat White Mature Cheddar both won gold; Carbery’ Reduced Fat White Extra Mature Cheddar won silver while Mature White Cheddar, Red Leicester and White Reduced Fat cheese types won bronze awards in their relevant classes.
The British Cheese Awards are now in their 24th year and attracted over 800 entries this year. The awards are designed to highlight the diversity and quality of cheese available. throughout the UK and Ireland.
Speaking of the recent wins, Dermot Curtin, Carbery Group Cheese Production Manager, said it was fantastic to receive recognition for the quality of Carbery cheeses at an international level.
"These awards demonstrate that products made at Ballineen are of the highest standard. As one of Ireland’s leading producers of cheese for the retail, ingredient and foodservice sectors, our reputation for quality is all important. These prestigious British Cheese Awards add to our achievements in previous years and are a great tribute to our quality milk suppliers and cheese producers.”
The awards are a great boost for Carbery’s cheese facility in Ballineen which is the largest single cheese-producing facility in Ireland. The plant produces almost 25pc of Ireland’s annual cheese output, including products such as the Dubliner brand, cheddar, reduced fat cheeses and red Leicester cheese.