Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers


Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background

Sector
Dairy

Product Range
Cashel Blue Cheese Whole, Cashel Blue Foil Wrapped Section Cheese, Cashel Blue Plastic Tray Packed Cheese, Crozier Blue Cheese Whole and Crozier Blue Sections – Plastic Tray or Foil

Specialists In
Blue cheese - A family-based farmhouse cheesemaking business, its principle products include Cashel Blue cheese, made with cow's milk, and Crozier Blue cheese, made with sheep's milk.  

 

 

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is a 100% family-owned business focused primarily on the making of branded blue cheese. Its cows’ milk cheese is branded Cashel Blue, while its sheep’s milk cheese is called Crozier Blue.

Established in 1984 by Louis and Jane Grubb, the company is now managed by a second family generation, with the original cheese recipe created by Jane.

Cashel Blue is a registered international brand. Cheese quality, flavour excellence, and production sustainability are its primary company objectives. All Cashel and Crozier Blue cheese is made, matured, graded and selected at Beechmount Farm, Co. Tipperary, close to the historic town of Cashel.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

  • Purchase milk from suppliers within 25km radius of the production site.

Manufacturing Processes

  • Energy: 8% reduction of absolute energy (kWh)/ kg of cheese.
  • Water: Reduce water usage by 50%
  • Emissions: Reduction in CO2 emissions of 5%.

Unique Selling Points

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is the best known producer in its field. Over 50% of the company’s cheese is exported into the international speciality cheese market. Its cheese quality is consistently recognised both in national and international food competitions.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Silver –  British Cheese Awards 2017
  • Cashel Blue: Gold –  World Cheese Awards 2016
  • Crozier Blue: SuperGold – Mondial du Fromage 2015

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