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Creamery awarded Sainbury’s contract

By Clare Weir

A Co Tyrone creamery is celebrating a £70,000 contract from Sainsbury’s to develop a cheese product for Christmas shoppers across the UK.

The contract is the second substantial deal from Sainsbury’s for Fivemiletown.

In October, the company secured a £700,000 order for its existing brie cheese and for a new product, Oakwood Smoked Brie. The latest order from Sainsbury’s is for a 400g truckle of Oak Smoked Brie that’s been created using an award-winning recipe from the company’s cheese makers.

Mervyn McCaughey, Fivemiletown Creamery managing director said that the contracts with Sainsbury’s are immensely important for the business.

“The latest deal consolidates our position as a supplier of hand crafted cheese especially for special occasions such as Christmas,” he said.

All Fivemiletown’s cheeses are Red Tractor accredited and are sourced from the company’s own network of 60 dairy farmers in the Clogher Valley.

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