Award winning Irish Speciality Cheese on show
Innovative goats’ cheese products from Fivemiletown Creamery in Northern Ireland, which won international acclaim from judges at the recent prestigious 2011 Dairy Innovation Awards, organised by the International Dairy Federation, will be launched at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show in Glasgow.
The creamery, Northern Ireland’s only producer of hand crafted soft cheese, will be showing its range of products on two separate stands - Northern Ireland Naturally stand (FH132) and the Anthony Rowcliffe and Sons (FH54). The creamery’s sales team will be on hand to encourage visitors to sample the unique cheese products.
On show will be award winning innovations, including Irish Goats’ Log from the Northern Ireland company’s extensive new product development programme. The creamery has won a series of UK Great Taste Awards for its cheese.
Fivemiletown Creamery has a longstanding track record of developing hand rolled goats’ cheese pearls infused with a range of oils including garlic and coated with mustard.
The company, a farmers’ cooperative, has won a string of European awards for its soft cheeses, including UK Great Taste Awards, such as Bries, Blue Bries, Smoked Bries, as well as Irish goats’ soft cheese Boilie. The small company was the first in Europe to develop an Oak Smoked Brie and the first in Ireland to produce a blue veined Brie.
Owen Jones, Fivemiletown Creamery’s business development manager, who will be attending the show, said: “Our samplings will enable us to display our innovative cheese products to a discerning audience.
“ Winning a listing for two of our latest products in such an important international event as the International Dairy Federation Awards is a tremendous endorsement of the quality and innovation which now underpins the approach of the company.
“Our NPD team is looking at new ways to build on the success that we’ve been experiencing particularly in European markets with Boilíe, a unique marinaded goats’ cheese. The new products introduce the cheese to a wider audience seeking an easily prepared convenience meal.”
The creamery currently supplies speciality cheese to CJ Lang and Sainsbury’s in Scotland. In Britain, it supplies Harrods, John Lewis and Harvey Nichols. Customers in France for its Bries include Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
Fivemiletown Creamery, formed in 1898, is located in the rich pastures of County Tyrone and draws high protein milk from a network of dairy farmers.
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