Ballymaloe Foods is an Irish family-run company, owner by Yasmin Hyde, daughter of Myrtle and Ivan Allen of Ballymaloe House in Cork. The company produces a wide range of versatile relishes, salad dressings, pasta sauces and other condiments.
Ballymaloe Foods was established in 1990 with Ballymaloe Original Relish and has now grown to over 13 products in the range. They cook using traditional methods and all natural, high quality ingredients.
Ballymaloe Foods are fiercely committed to reducing the level of unnecessary waste within the company. 80% of input packaging is recycled and 95% of output packaging is recyclable.
Within the last 5 years the company has contacted all of their suppliers to encourage them to reduce unnecessary packaging sent with raw materials.
Ballymaloe Foods support multiple charitable and community causes every year. They have partnered with the Marie Keating Foundation, Bernardos and the RNLI in charity projects over the past few years.
They regularly donate product to Food Cloud and Penny Dinners and frequently provide hampers and products to local and national fundraising initiatives. They sponsor the annual Good Living Day at Ballymaloe House which promotes health and wellness.
They also supported the transformation project of Ballycotton Lighthouse to become a tourist attraction, bringing employment to the fishing village and drawing tourists to the area.
The company contracted local farmer, Joe Hartnett to grow beetroot on his farm to use in the production of their Ballymaloe Irish Beetroot. All their product labels are from Irish suppliers. Where possible, they purchase ingredients in bulk in order to reduce packaging and minimise their carbon footprint – they purchase extra warehouse space to facilitate this.
Ballymaloe Foods are determined to use only free range Irish meat. When faced with the difficulty of sourcing free range Irish bacon for their Smoked Bacon Pasta Sauce, they collaborated with their extended family to rear pigs on the Ballymaloe Farm to feed in to the supply chain.