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The Clogher Valley is nature’s country. A lush, pastoral landscape that offers its gifts to our master cheesemakers with all its heart and soul. For over a hundred years, we have been producing award winning dairy products. We believe cheesemaking is an art form that relies on two things: the quality and purity of the ingredients, and the skill and passion of the artisan.

 
 

Awards

2013

Blas na hEirann:

Gold
Boilie Goats Cheese

Silver
Supervalue Brie Wedge

Bronze
Lidl Blue Brie Wedge

Bronze
Strawberry Ice Cream

British Cheese Awards:

Silver
Boilie Goats Cheese

Great Taste Awards:

Gold
Boilie Barrel – Handrolled in Mustard *

Gold
SuperValu Goats Cheese with Mustard *

Gold
Boilie Barrel – Original *

Gold
Boilie Pearls – Basil Pesto *

Gold
Boilie Pearls – Tomato & Herbs *

Gold
Causeway Coolkeeran – Dulse *

Gold
Ice Cream with Valrhona Chocolate *

Gold
Ice Cream with Strawberry & Balsamic Ripple *

Nantwich International Cheese Awards:

First
Ballybrie – Best Overall Soft/Cream Cheese

First
Ballyoak – Best Overall Smoked Cheese

Gold
Ballybrie – Best Rinded Soft/Cream Cheese

Gold
Ballyoak – Best Smoked Cheese

Silver
Ballyoak – Best Irish Cheese

SOFI – NY Fancy Food Show:

First
Boilie Cheese Pearls – Best New Product

World Cheese Awards:

Silver
Boilie Goats Cheese

Bronze
Boilie Pearls – Tomato and Herbs

2012

Blas na hÉireann Awards :

Silver
SuperValu Goats Original

British Cheese Awards :

Bronze
Cows Boilíe Cheese Pearls

Bronze
Goats Boilíe Cheese Pearls

Frome Cheese Awards :

Silver
Cows Boilíe filled with Basil Pesto

Bronze
Goat’s Boilíe filled with Tomato and Herbs

Great Taste Awards :

Gold
Cows Boilíe filled with Basil Pesto

Gold
Cows Boilíe filled with Tomato and Herbs

Gold
Housewive’s Choice Butter

Gold
USA Style Cream Cheese

Great Yorkshire Show :

First
Goat’s Boilíe with Garlic and Herbs

Third
O’Reilly’s Original

Supreme
Goats Boilíe Cheese Pearls

IDF Dairy Innovation Awards:

Finalist
Cows Boilie filled with Basil Pesto

Finalist
Cows Boilie filled with Tomato and Herbs

Finalist
Strawberry & Balsamic Cheesecake ice cream

Irish Cheese Awards :

Silver
Irish Mature Cheddar

Bronze
O’Reilly’s Irish Goats Cheese with Mustard

Nantwich Cheese Awards :

Gold
Cows Boilíe filled with Tomato and Herbs

Bronze
Ballyoak

Highly Commended
Cows Boilíe filled with Basil Pesto

Highly Commended
Honeycomb ice cream

Highly Commended
Strawberry ice cream

World Jersey Cheese Awards :

Gold
Ballyblue

Bronze
Ballyoak

2011

British Cheese Awards:

Silver
O’Reilly’s Irish Goats Cheese with Chives

Bronze
Boilie Goats with Pesto in Rapeseed Oil

Bronze
O’Reilly’s Irish Goats Cheese with Chives

Bronze
Ballyblue

Frome Cheese Awards:

Gold
Fivemiletown Housewives Choice Salted Butter

Gold
Boilie Goats with Pesto in Rapeseed Oil

Great Taste Awards:

Gold
Extra Mature Cheddar

Gold
Cooneen

Gold
Natural Goats Log

Gold
Boilie Goats Cheese Pearls

IDF Dairy Innovation Awards:

Finalist
Goats Boilíe with Pesto in Rapeseed oil

Finalist
Goats Boilíe with Sundried tomato in Rapeseed oil

Nantwich Cheese Awards:

Silver
O’Reilly’s Irish Goats Cheese with Chives

Bronze
Boilie Goats Cheese Pearls

Bronze
Ballyoak

South West Cheese Awards:

Gold
O’Reilly’s Irish Goats Cheese with Chives

Silver
Ballyoak

Silver
O’Reilly’s Original

Bronze
Boilie Goats Cheese Pearls

World Cheese Awards:

Gold
Boilíe Goat’s Cheese

Silver
Oakwood

Bronze
O’Reillys Original

Bronze
Irish Mild Cheddar

2010

British Cheese Awards:

Gold
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Bronze
O’Reilly's Original

Frome & District Awards:

Silver
O’Reilly's with Mustard

Silver
Filled Boilíe Goat's Cheese with Chargrilled Red Peppers

Great Taste Awards:

Gold
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Gold
Natural Goat's Log

Gold
Ballybrie Mini

Gold
Mature Cheddar

Gold
Extra Mature Cheddar

Nantwich Cheese Awards :

Gold
Filled Boilíe Goat's Cheese with Pesto & Black Olive Tapanard

Gold
Baby Ballyoak

Gold
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

World Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Ballyoak Smoked Brie

2009

British Cheese Awards:

Silver
O'Reilly's with Mustard

Bronze
Mature Cheddar

Bronze
Ballyoak 400g Truckle

Bronze
O'Reilly's with Chives

Great Taste Awards:

Gold
O'Reilly's Original

Gold
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Gold
O'Reilly's with Mustard

Nantwich Cheese Awards:

Gold
Smoked Ballyblue Wedge

Gold
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Silver
Mini Oakwood Cheddar

Bronze
O'Reilly's with Chives

Bronze
Mini Cooneen

Bronze
Mini Ballyblue

Highly Commended
Smoked Cooneen

Highly Commended
Ballyoak 400g Truckle

Highly Commended
Sainsbury's TtD Ballyoak

World Cheese Awards:

Silver
O'Reilly's with Chives

Bronze
O'Reilly's with Mustard

2008

British Cheese Awards:

Gold
O'Reilly's with Chives

Gold
O'Reilly's with Mustard

Gold
Mild Cheddar

Silver
Ryefield Goat's Log

Bronze
O'Reilly's Original

Great Taste Awards:

Gold
O'Reilly's with Mustard

Gold
O'Reilly's with Chives

IFEX Award:

Bronze
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Nantwich Cheese Awards :

Silver
Cooneen (Packaging)

World Cheese Awards:

Bronze
O'Reilly's with Chives

Bronze
Mild Cheddar

Bronze
Extra Mature Cheddar

2007

British Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyoak

Bronze
Boilíe Goat's Cheese

Bronze
Mature Cheddar

Great Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyoak

Irish Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Mature Cheddar

Bronze
O'Reilly's with Mustard

Nantwich Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyblue Wedge (Packaging)

Silver
Smoked Ballyblue

Silver
Reduced Fat Cheddar

Bronze
Ballyoak

2006

British Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Mature Cheddar

Nantwich International Cheese Show:

Bronze
Grated Cheddar

Tesco Cheese Challenge:

Finalist
Smoked Ballyblue

World Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyoak

Silver
Mature Cheddar

Bronze
Smoked Cooneen

2005

British Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Reduced Fat

Bronze
Smoked Ballyblue

IFEX International Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Ballybrie

Nantwich International Cheese Show:

Commended
Cooneen

Gold
Ballyoak

Bronze
Ballyblue

Bronze
Reduced Fat

Highly Commended
Ballybrie

Tesco Cheese Challenge:

Finalist
Vintage Organic

World Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Ballybrie

2004

British Cheese Awards:

Silver
Ballybrie

Bronze
Reduced Fat

Nantwich International Cheese Show:

Third
Reduced Fat

World Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Reduced Fat

2003

126th Frome Cheese Show:

Second
Oakwood

Third
Organic Cheddar

British Cheese Awards:

Bronze
Mild Cheddar

Bronze
Ballyoak

World Cheese Awards:

Silver
Mild Cheddar

Silver
Reduced Fat Cheese

Silver
Ballyoak

2002

British Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyblue

Frome Cheese Show:

Bronze
Ballyblue

Nantwich International Cheese Show:

First
Ballyoak

Third
Ballyblue

Third
Reduced Fat Cheese

World Cheese Awards:

Gold
Ballyoak

Bronze
Oakwood

 

Some say unless you are a cheese,
age shouldn’t matter

At Fivemiletown Creamery, we say age most definitely does matter. Particularly when we’ve been making award winning dairy produce since 1898. With such a long tradition of artisan cheesemaking, we created the first Irish blue cheese, Ballyblue, and the first smoked brie in Europe, Ballyoak. 

Today we are a farmer–owned cooperative that has enjoyed a proud reputation for producing speciality cheeses, butter and milk. Over 100 years farming methods have certainly moved on and technology has progressed at a fast pace. But at Fivemiletown, the same principles of good land management, good people management and care for the produce we make are just as strong today as they ever were.

1898: A great year for cheese

This was the year Fellonburg Montgomery and Sir Arthur Douglas Brooke merged their two farming cooperatives, Fivemiletown and Brookeborough. Back then, the original 95 farmers set the tone and direction for the group by producing high quality butter that went on to win many awards along the way. Those same values of uncompromising quality continue to inspire the people who work at the creamery today.

Fivemiletown Creamery began bottling milk in 1947 and the plant grew quickly to become a major employer in the area. With the rise in supermarket sales, door step milk deliveries tailed off and in 1972, the creamery diversified into cheese production.

Blessed are the cheesemakers

Using traditional methods of ‘open–coolers’, the company began making cheddar. Largely reliant on the cheesemakers’ skills and experience, they had to ‘feel’ the curds and decide on the precise time to drain the whey, cut the curds, salt and finish the cheese. The company still believes that it’s this human interaction with the cheese that gives it its unique character note.

Soon after cheddar came Red Leicester and Double Gloucester and the highly acclaimed reduced fat cheddar. Fivemiletown is proud to have introduced the first popular reduced fat cheddar and led the market for several years.

As demand grew for European and particularly French cuisine, the creamery began to explore Brie cheeses. The first blue veined cheese to be produced in Ireland was Ballyblue and was quickly followed by the first smoked brie in Europe, Ballyoak. The smoked Brie, like the smoked cheddar, Oakwood, is naturally smoked over time using oak wood from a local forest.

Artisan skills, passed from generation to generation

The company continued to grow. A canny move in 1999 led the creamery to buy the equipment it needed to make Fivemiletown unique in its ability to produce a combination of soft and cream cheese. In April 2007, the creamery purchased Ryefield Farms, a third generation family run cheese company. This purchase allowed Fivemiletown to add the Boilíe brand to its range; a superb fit in terms of production methods, customer base and product brands. The range has since been relaunched.

Then and now

For generations, our cheesemakers have been using milk from our herds that roam the lush pastures of Northern Ireland to make distinctive cheeses. At Fivemiletown Creamery we still believe that great cheese depends on two things. The skill of the cheesemaker and the quality of the ingredients. That’s why cheese lovers all over the world enjoy the delicious flavour of our cheeses every time.


 

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Fivemiletown Creamery
14 Ballylurgan Road
Fivemiletown
County Tyrone
BT75 0RX
Northern Ireland

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Freepost Cheese

028 89 521209


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