Only two months after launching its first ever range of fruity whey drinks, newcomer Tullahay Farm has picked up a bronze medal at the 2020 Blas na hÉireann awards.

Tullahay Farm owner Rosemary O’Shea produces an artisan range of fruity whey drinks and soft cheeses.  Her mango and passion fruit whey drink impressed the Blas na hEireann judges with refreshing flavour nd its probiotic benefits in improving gut bacteria.

Rosemary was delighted to receive the award: “We have only been producing our whey drinks and cheeses for a few months, so to get bronze at our first outing of Blas na hEireann was a fantastic boost of confidence for us.”

“For some, whey is a relatively new phenomena, with attention now being paid to it for its health benefits.  However, as children we used to drink whey every day, it was just part and parcel of our daily routine.”

“Then when I married a dairy farmer and had three girls, my passion for healthy eating and natural home produce returned.  As a typical busy family, we recognised the benefits of whey more and more to keep us healthy. So, when I started creating a range of whey drinks that were fruity and tasty and had a noticeable health benefit, Tullahay Farm was born.”

Rosemary is also a recent graduate of the SuperValu Food Academy.

Tullahay Farm products include fruity whey drinks (mango & passion fruit and raspberry) and natural soft cheeses (chilli & honey and tomato, basil and garlic), and is available in SuperValu in Carrick-on-Suir as of 12th October and further SuperValu stores across Tipperary next month.  You can also find a selection of Tullahay Farm products at The Auld Mill Grangemockler, Solero Viva Health Shop in Carrick on Suir, D-bunked and the Gourmet Butcher in Clonmel.

Anthony Fitzgerald, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office Tipperary, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support Rosemary and Tullahay Farm through from the idea stage to the finished product and we wish her every success on her journey.  We have a proud tradition of quality food and drink producers in Tipperary, along with a vibrant and diverse food network.”

For more information about Tullahay Farm and the range of whey drinks and soft cheese products visit www.tullahayfarm.ie.

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