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Tipp Cheese Highly Commended At Irish Food & Drink Awards

Cashel-BlueYet another success story for the Tipperary Food industry, with the news that Aldi Stores Ireland, latter which have one retail outlet here at Kickham Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary, swept the boards at the recent Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, beating off strong competition from their other competitors.

Aldi who spend 50% of their purchasing power with Irish suppliers, producers and manufactures, won twelve awards for its Irish own-brand range, including the prestigious Overall Gold Q award.

Irish products carried by Aldi performed strongly across a broad range of categories with Aldi’s “Specially Selected Tipperary Blue cheese,” manufactured by Jane and Louis Grubb, Beechmount Farm, Fethard, Co Tipperary, being Highly Commended.

Irish handmade Tipperary Cashel Blue Cheese, in 2010, won Gold at the International Cheese Awards, Gold at the World Cheese Awards, and the top award of three gold stars at The Great Taste Awards in London.

This Tipperary product can now be found at stockists in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland & the United States, latter including Beverley Hills.

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3 comments to Tipp Cheese Highly Commended At Irish Food & Drink Awards

  • Katie.

    George. Great news. Do you have any idea what state in Australia we can purchase these cheeses. Coles here where I shop occasionally used to sell some great Irish Blueberry muffins until some clown from Victoria came on the TV mouthing off about these stores importing the dough from Ireland. I never thought a big company like Coles would bow to this wimp from Melbourne. When I contacted there head office there answer to me was they were not selling. Well I told them that was a load of bull. And was it a coincidence that these same muffins in the same packages are back in there store labelled ‘COLES BAKED” I made it quite clear that our association will not be purchasing these items until “made in Ireland” is back on the label again where the dough was coming from. They were absolutely lovely and a great talking point at our morning coffee’s.

  • George Willoughby

    Katie, try “The Smelly Cheese Shop” Stall 44, Adelaide Central Market, Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000 or contact them on line at http://www.smellycheese.com.au phone +61 8 8231 5867 for a little piece of Fethard.

  • Katie.

    George. I have just been in touch with “THE SMELLY CHEESE SHOP” in Adelaide and spoke to Annie. We will certainly be supporting the Irish cheese. A great name for the shop. Thanks once again George. We would never have known about this if it was not for you. Of course South Australia is a foreign country to the rest of Australia. HA’

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