Irish Producers Win at International Cheese Awards

Johnny Lynch, Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella

Irish producers have won a number of big awards at the annual International Cheese and Dairy Awards, which took place at the end of July in Nantwich, South Cheshire, England.

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers picked up a number of awards, including three gold and a bronze for its Cashel Blue cheese.

Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Buffalo Mozzarella Pearls, produced exclusively for Aldi in West Cork by Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, won a silver award.

The Kerrygold Trophy, honouring the best Irish cheddar, was won by Glanbia Ireland, as was the Best Overseas Cheddar Trophy.

The International Cheese and Dairy Awards celebrate the best in cheese and dairy products from producers and retailers across the globe, with producers from 27 countries competing at this year’s awards.

Commenting on the award win, Aldi’s Group Buying Director John Curtin said: “This award win is further proof that Aldi not only offers the best dairy products in Ireland, but some of the very best in the world. Well done to everyone involved and particularly our supplier, Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella. The quality of their products in second to none.”

This is the second time this month that Aldi has taken home a global award for its products. Aldi’s own-brand Specially Selected Irish Angus Fillet Steak also won the World’s Best Fillet at the World Steak Challenge 2019.

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