CARBERY cheeses, manufactured in Ballineen, 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 the market town of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
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.Â
The awards are designed to highlight the diversity and quality of cheese available. throughout the UK and Ireland.
These latest wins for Carbery add to an already impressive number of accolades and awards for its cheeses achieved at various international events in recent years.
Speaking of the recent wins, Dermot Curtin, Carbery Group cheese production manager, said: âIt is fantastic to again 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.Â
âAs 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 25% of Ireland's annual cheese output, including products such as the Dubliner brand, cheddar, reduced fat cheeses and red Leicester cheese.