Innovation

Developing new products that meet the tastes of a changing world is at the very core of how we are growing our business. We invest in Innovation and New Product Development to ensure that in the many diverse markets in which we operate, we are exceeding the expectations of our customers.

Kerrygold UHT Milk (China)

A new range of Kerrygold UHT milk was launched into the Chinese market in 2014, under the brand name, 金凯利, pronounced ‘Jin Kai Li’. The 250ml family friendly cartons were launched in the top four cities in China. Over 11 billion litres of liquid milk are consumed in China each year, compared with just 670 million litres in Ireland.

Kerrygold Kildery Cheese (Germany)

In 2014, Kerrygold Kildery cheese was launched in the German market. Global cheese consumption is increasing and in Europe, Germany is a key cheese market. Kerrygold Kildery cheese is a maasdam style cheese with large round eyes with an intense and mature flavour.

Kerrygold Light & Extra Mature Cheese (International)

Kerrygold Light Cheese is a great tasting cheese with only half the fat of the original Kerrygold. This product was launched to capitalise on the growing trend of consumers wanting reduced fat products. Kerrygold Extra Mature Cheddar is a truly remarkable cheese with huge flavour and savoury with sweet notes. The launch of this cheese capitalises on an increasing global familiarity with, and demand for, cheddar.

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur (U.S.A.)

One of our most exciting launches recently was into a completely new category with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur – the new gold standard in Irish cream liqueurs. Launched in the US in September 2014, Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur is the finest blend of natural Irish cream, aged Irish whiskey and luxurious chocolate.

Skimmed Milk Yoghurt Powder (U.S.A.)

In 2014, Ornua Ingredients began supplying skimmed milk yoghurt powder for a key customer in the diet and nutritional sector. This popular natural dieting powder is used for improving metabolism and is for export to the US market.

Kerrygold Butter Milk-Rolls (Germany)

IDB Deutschland teamed up with German pastry manufacturer Kuchenmeister to launch Kerrygold Butter Milk-Rolls. Made with 10% Kerrygold butter, they are a simple, delicious way to start a day or enjoy a snack between meals.

2014 Innovation Awards

  • Kildery, Gold in the ‘Cheese for Export in Commercial Packaging’ category, Global Cheese Awards
  • Butterkase, Silver in the ‘Cheese for Export in Commercial Packaging’ category, Global Cheese Awards
  • The Cheese Warehouse, ‘Best UK Grated Cheese’, Global Cheese Awards
  • The Cheese Warehouse, Gold in the ‘High-Protein Cheese’, Global Cheese Awards
  • Kerrygold Vintage Cheese, ‘Best Product 2014’, Product Expo International Exhibition Russia
  • Kerrygold Salted Butter, ‘Best Product 2014’, Product Expo International Exhibition Russia
  • Pilgrims Choice Extra Mature, Gold in the ‘Extra Mature Cheddar’ category, Nantwich Cheese Awards
  • Pilgrims Choice Mild, Silver in the ‘Irish Cheddar’ category, Nantwich Cheese Awards