Irish soft goats cheese at London World Cheese Awards

The Irish soft goats’ cheese known as Boilie has won Fivemiletown Creamery numerous awards at the London World Cheese Awards. Located in Country Tyrone, the Northern Ireland farmers co-operative also received a bronze for its O’Reilly’s Original goats’ cheese and a silver award for its Oakwood Cheddar cheese that is naturally smoked.

In addition, the artisan creamery also took home another bronze for its mild cheddar at the yearly competition that is organised by the UK Guild of Fine Food.  The World Cheese Awards have become a significant event after almost two decades of awards.

Fivemiletown Creamery was just one of the many cheese producers that competed in the event that featured over 2,500 cheeses hailing from more than thirty different countries.  The awards were handed out by a very high profile judge’s panel as part of what is now considered the most prestigious cheese event in the world.

This however was not the first set of awards won by the Fivemiletown Creamery as they also have recently won awards from the UK Great Taste Awards, the Nantwich International Cheese Festival, and the Parma, Italy International Dairy Federation event.

Managing Director for Fivemiletown Creamery, Mervyn McCaughey, commented that winning three medals at the World Cheese Awards, including a gold, is very encouraging to the creamery that sources its milk from local farmers and will continue to boost their sales at home, throughout the UK, throughout the Republic of Ireland, and possibly abroad.

He continued to say that their Boilie Irish goats cheese is becoming known as a standout product with buyers lined up across Europe and now even in China. He added that it is one of the top speciality cheeses in terms of sales and that they believe that this will continue to reflect in international markets as well.