Dromona is ‘the big cheese’ at international awards

Northern Ireland dairy company Dale Farm has scooped a total of 11 awards in recognition of its world-class cheese at the 2022 International Cheese and Dairy Awards.

By Claire Cartmill
Tuesday, 26th July 2022, 5:00 pm

Up against over 5,000 entrants at the annual awards, Dromona took home two gold and three bronze awards, as well as the coveted International Cheese and Dairy Awards Trophy for Best Mature Cheddar.

Expressing her delight at the recent awards, Sharon Campbell, head of marketing, said she was ‘extremely proud of this result and our long-established Dromona cheese’.

She continued: “Year on year, our Dromona cheese is recognised by the industry as world-class. These latest wins are once again evidence of the high quality of the milk our farmers produce and the expert craftmanship of our cheese makers.

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Dale Farm specialist cheese graders Rhonda Grant and Brendan Dunlop

We are extremely proud of this result and our long-established Dromona cheese.”

Dale Farm produces 50,000 tonnes of cheddar per annum from its state-of-the-art plant in Cookstown, County Tyrone, using milk supplied by its dairy farmer owners.

Dale Farm sells its cheese under the Dale Farm and Dromona brands in Northern Ireland and Great Britain across retail, foodservice and ingredient channels. It is also exported into several international markets.