September 27, 2018
Ornua is celebrating success after taking home a total of 14 awards (3 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze for cheese and 1 bronze award for salted butter) at the Global Cheese Awards in Frome, Somerset.
The Global Cheese Awards is one of the most respected industry events in the UK, having run for the past 155 years. Entries and judges from across the globe travel to the event, which regularly attracts up to 20,000 visitors each year.
The accolades were awarded across 3 Irish cheddar manufacturers (Carbery, Glanbia – Ballyragget and Wexford – and Dairygold). A breakdown of categories is as follows:
- Gold – Irish Cheddar
- Gold – Mature Cheddar, Non-UK Entries
- Gold – Extra Mature Cheddar – Non-UK Entries
- Trophy – Best International Cheddar
- Silver – Low Fat Cheddar (under 17%)
- Silver – Lighter Cheese (between 17-24%)
- Silver – Irish Cheddar
- Silver – Open Mild Cheddar
- Silver – Open Vintage Cheddar
- Silver – Extra Mature, Non-UK Entries
- Bronze – Cheese with Health Benefits
- Bronze – Irish Cheddar
- Bronze – Open Mature Cheddar
- Bronze – Open Extra Mature Cheddar
The awards wins at the Global Cheese Awards add to Ornua’s significant recent wins at The International Cheese & Dairy Awards which took place in Nantwich on the 24th and 25th July. Ornua Ingredients, Ornua Foods UK and Ornua Co-op took home a total of 20 awards. Regarded as the largest and most prestigious cheese show in the world, The International Cheese & Dairy Awards saw 300 judges review some 5,134 entries from 50 different countries, including Ireland, the UK, Europe, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, across a variety of cheese and dairy product categories.
Commenting on Ornua’s recent performance, Bernard Condon, Managing Director Ornua Ingredients Division said:
“We are absolutely delighted at the Group’s performance at this year’s Global Cheese Awards and International Cheese & Dairy Awards. Delivering dairy products of the highest quality and superior taste is at the heart of everything we do. To see so many fantastic Ornua cheeses being recognised on a global stage, at such important industry events, is extremely rewarding, and would not be made possible without the hard work of dairy processors and producers.
We would also like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ornua Co-op members Carbery, Dairygold and Glanbia, who picked up a range of awards for their fantastic Irish cheese.”