Carbery cheeses – manufactured in Ballineen – won big at the 2017 Global Cheese Awards, the longest running cheese show in Britain, which took place in Frome, Somerset, England last week, on Thursay, September 7.
The Irish company came away with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals from the event.
Carbery’s Special Reserve and Extra White Mature Cheddar both won gold; Carbery’s Mild Cheddar won silver while Extra Mature White Cheddar and Special Reserve cheese types won bronze awards in their relevant classes.
Carbery Cracker, which was just launched in May 2017, also won Gold in the Branded Mature Cheddar category. Carbery Cracker is claimed by the maker to be a “well-rounded, smooth, mature white cheddar”.
For more than 155 years, the Frome Cheese Show has provided producers, retailers and their associates with a platform to showcase their latest and best offerings – the event was no different this year.
These latest wins for Carbery follow successful outings at the British Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards earlier this year adding to a number of accolades and awards.
Speaking of the recent wins at the Frome Cheese Show, Dermot Curtin, Carbery Group Cheese Production Manager, said: “We are delighted to receive further international recognition for the quality of Carbery cheeses, and particularly proud that our new product Carbery Cracker has achieved a gold win so soon after its launch.
Awards such as these continue to 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 food-service sectors, Carbery’s reputation for quality is all-important,” Curtin said.
The awards come as a 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, Carbery Cracker, cheddar, reduced fat cheeses and red Leicester cheese.