Cheddars produced by Glanbia Ingredients Ireland won awards at the 2015 International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. More than 4,600 cheeses from 31 different countries competed for prizes.
The Gold Medal and the Tetra Pak Trophy were awarded for cheese from the extra mature range, illustrating the work of GII’s facility in Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland. The company’s Wexford Cheddar (made in the County Wexford plant) won awards in four categories – Kerrygold Trophy for the Best Irish Cheddar; Co-operative Food Award for Best Mature Cheddar; DSM Trophy for the Best Single Vintage Cheddar; and Best Overseas Cheddar Award.
GII CEO Jim Bergin said, “We have shown that Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s cheeses are world-beaters in their categories, with a global reputation for taste and quality. Our focus will continue to be on scaling the international reach of our products and maintaining high standards of quality.”
GII is Ireland’s leading dairy ingredients company, processing almost 2 billion liters of milk, or 30% of Ireland’s milk pool, into a range of dairy ingredients for export to more than 60 countries.