Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers and The Little Milk Company took home gold medals at the Mondial du Fromage cheese trade show in Tours, France, the first time Ireland participated in the competition.
Bord Bia led Ireland’s participation, which saw Cashel win super gold medal for its Crozier Blue and silver medal for Cashel Blue, while The Little Milk Co took the gold medal for its Slievenamon Vintage Cheddar.
Cashel also won silver for its Cashel Blue while The Little Milk Co claimed the bronze for its Brewers Gold and its cream cheese with fresh basil pesto.
Over 600 cheese products from 20 countries were entered in the competition, with the judging panel chaired by Mr. Rodolphe Barthélémy, President of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers and author of several books including Cheese of the World.
The trade show took place from June 7 to June 9 in Tours, France.