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Gaeltacht Cheese Company wins Gold at World Cheese Awards in San Sebastian, Spain.

Gaeltacht Cheese Company wins Gold at World Cheese Awards in San Sebastian, Spain.
World Gold for Buffalo Dairy Farmer, Johnny Lynch (right) of Cill na Martra, Macroom Co Cork with Sean Ferry, Cheese Maker, both from Údarás na Gaeltachta client company Táirgí Cáise Buabhaill Mhaigh Chromtha Teo (Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd.) who won the World Cheese Awards in San Sebastian, Spain, Pic: Valerie O’Sullivan

Údarás na Gaeltachta congratulates Táirgí Cáise Buabhaill Mhaigh Chromtha Teoranta (trading as Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd) on achieving Gold at World Cheese Award.

Údarás na Gaeltachta is delighted to congratulate its client company Táirgí Cáise Buabhaill Mhaigh Chromtha Teoranta on their magnificent success on the world stage last week at the World Cheese Awards. The awards ceremony in San Sebastian, Spain last week saw the Cill na Martra based company scoop a prestigious Gold World Cheese Award for its Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella.

“We are very happy to be in a position to congratulate all the team at Táirgí Cáise Buabhaill Mhaigh Chromtha on their well-deserved award,” said Steve Ó Cúláin, Chief Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta. “this award shows the quality of food products that can be delivered to the world stage from our Gaeltacht areas through the hard work of our producers and with the support and cooperation that Údarás na Gaeltachta can provide.”

The World Cheese Awards drew entries of all shapes and sizes from 31 different countries worldwide this year. 266 cheese experts from 26 different nations followed them to the Basque Country to taste, nose and grade over 3,000 cheeses in a single day, giving Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold awards to worthy entries.

Macroom buffalo Mozzarella is made from fresh Buffalo milk produced on Johnny Lynch’s farm in Cill na Martra, Co. Cork. Johnny Lynch has the only milking herd of Buffalo in Ireland and in 2015, having put a team together on the business side and Sean Ferry, of the renowned ‘Desmond’ and ‘Gabriel’ cheeses, on the cheese side, started producing Macroom Buffalo mozzarella at a modern purpose built artisan cheese making premises on his farm. Johnny Lynch now has a herd of over 200 buffalo animals on his 140 acre farm based in Cill na Martra in the Cork Gaeltacht near Macroom in County Cork and the animals are thriving in the Irish environment. With the added support of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Táirgí Cáise Buabhaill Mhaigh Chromtha Teo now produces a variety of cheeses including Mozzarella, Ricotta, Greek style salad cheese and Haloumi at it’s state of the art cheese production facility on the farm.