The news was welcomed by Bord bia who congratulated the award winners.
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers won the gold medal for the second time, in the Sheep Milk Blue Cheese category. They won a super gold medal for their Crozier Blue Cheese.
A silver medal was given to Cahill’s Farm cheese, who won the medal in the uncooked pressed cheese category. They won the prestigious award for their vintage, famous, cheddar.
Carrigbyrne Farmhouse cheeses were the other Irish winners, picking up the gong (bronze) in the best soft cheese with washed ring category. They received the bronze for their Humming Bark Cheese.
Altogether there were six Irish cheese companies hoping to win a prize in France earlier in the week.
They joined Bord Bia for the world’s leading cheese and dairy trade show, and got to showcase their products on an international stage. Companies who took part were Cooleenet Cheese, Cahill’s Farm Cheese, The Little Milk Company, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Cheese and Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheeses.
The event, Mondial du Fromages, showcases over 170 exhibitors from over ten different countries every year. It is held at the Vinci International Congress centre in Tours, France.
Annually there are over 3,500 visitors in attendance of the event, these include the world’s leading chefs, retail buyers and distributors from over 28 countries.
The event is seen as an opportunity to share information about innovation and development in the cheese sector and it also provides companies with an opportunity to showcase their products.
Bord bia used the event to highlight their Origin Green Sustainability programme and to help develop new export opportunities for Ireland’s cheesemakers.