Carbery cheeses bring home six golds at the International Cheese Awards 2022.
West Cork international cheese and ingredients producer Carbery Group has been awarded several honours at the world-renowned International Cheese Awards 2022.
The business brought home six gold medals, three silvers and one bronze in total across several cheese categories.
“We have focused our efforts on building a portfolio of high value-added cheese, and delivering high quality products for our customers, and it’s gratifying to see our work pay off here”
|Mature Cheddar||Carbery Cracker White||Gold|
|Mature Cheddar||Mature White Cheddar||Bronze|
|Extra Mature Cheddar||Extra Mature White Cheddar||Gold|
|Vintage Cheddar||Vintage White Cheddar||Gold|
|Vintage Cheddar||Vintage White Cheddar||Silver|
|Cheese with Savoury additives||Red Cheddar with Chilli||Very Highly Commended|
|Half Fat Cheese||Cheese Extra 14+||Gold|
|Half Fat Cheese||Cheese Extra 14+||Silver|
|Cheese with Health benefits||Carbery Lactose Free||Gold|
|Vegetarian Cheese||Extra Mature White Cheddar||Gold|
|Best Irish Cheese||Carbery Cracker White||Silver|
The International Cheese & Dairy Awards are the world’s leading platform to champion world class producers. Held at the Staffordshire Show Ground, the 2022 awards attracted over 5,500 entries from across the world. They are seen as a real measure of quality cheese by cheese-makers and retailers.
It’s gouda brie a good day at Carbery
“We are delighted to have achieved 11 awards across a broad range of our products at this year’s awards,” said Carbery commercial director Barry Fitzsimons.
“We have focused our efforts on building a portfolio of high value-added cheese, and delivering high quality products for our customers, and it’s gratifying to see our work pay off here. We are constantly challenging ourselves to innovate for our customers, and I hope these awards show in turn that our focus is on delivering the best products for them.”
All cheese produced at the Carbery facility is made with milk from farms within 50km of the production facility. Carbery cows are 95% grass-fed, grazing in pastures outdoors for up to 240 days a year. Carbery family farms produce the best quality and most sustainable milk, which in turn produces these award-winning cheeses.
Carbery cheese is sold in more than 50 countries around the world and last year Carbery produced more than 64,000 tonnes of cheese. All of this cheese is produced in the Carbery facility in West Cork, which was the site of a recent €80m expansion with the addition of a third cheese line.
The ICDA is the world’s biggest platform to champion world class producers of cheese and dairy products attracting over 5,500 entries every year.
Winning one of these prestigious awards means being part of an elite group and 125 year old tradition of the very best in class.
Success brings high profile recognition from independents, retailers and food service companies throughout the world.
“The expertise of our cheese-production team is renowned here at Carbery,” Seamus Corkery, Cheese-grader at Carbery, explained.
“To achieve these accolades, especially while the whole team worked to also manage a huge expansion project across the Ballineen site, is testament to the commitment and dedication that our team have shown across the last few years. We are delighted to have this recognition to bring to our customers and to acknowledge the skill of our team.”
Main image at top: Carbery Cheese-Graders Michael Cahill and Seamus Corkery in action