Carbery achieves major success at the International Cheese Awards

Carbery achieves major success at the International Cheese Awards

Carbery cheese won five gold, four silver and three bronze medals at the 2015 International Cheese Awards which took place on the 28th July 2015, in the market town of Nantwich, near Manchester, England. Dubliner, special reserve cheddar, half fat and Dubliner butter all won gold with other cheese types manufactured in Ballineen winning silver and bronze awards in their relevant classes. Carbery was also awarded the prestigious Dale Farm Trophy for its renowned Retail Mature Cheddar Cheese.

The International Cheese Awards is the largest cheese show in the world and a highly competitive global event, attracting 4,615 entries from 31 different countries in 2015. Cheese-makers and retailers throughout the industry make a special effort to attend the show and appreciate the recognition achieved through winning a medal.

These latest wins for Carbery add to an already impressive number of accolades and awards achieved at various international events in recent years.

The awards are a great boost for Carbery’s cheese facility in Ballineen, one of the largest cheese-producing facilities in Ireland. The plant produces almost 25% of Ireland’s annual cheddar cheese output, including products such as the Dubliner brand, cheddar, reduced fat cheeses and Red Leicester.

Speaking of the recent wins, Dermot Curtin, Carbery Group Cheese Production Manager, said: “Last week’s wins are a great morale boost for all of us at Ballineen, where a huge importance is placed on ensuring the quality of our cheese is every bit as good as the reputation that precedes it. As one of Ireland’s leading producers of cheeses for the retail, ingredient and foodservice sectors, it is fantastic to see our cheeses being acknowledged for their quality by our peers in the industry.”