Belfast Telegraph

Tamnagh Food win bronze at 2014 World Cheese Awards

By Amanda Ferguson

A Co Londonderry family firm has won bronze at the 2014 World Cheese awards.

Tamnagh Food picked up the prize at the BBC Good Food Show in London at the weekend.

The cheese contest atrracted over 2,600 entries.

Dart Mountain Cheese, part of the Tamnagh Foods company, based just outside the Village of Park in the Sperrin Mountains, had only just released their new cheese Dart Mt. Dusk onto the market in October.

Cheese maker, Julie Hickey

“We are absolutely over the moon with this bronze award,” Ms Hickey said.

“We have only just released this, our second cheese, in early October, after aging it for four months in special rooms to mature and develop its unique flavour.”

The cheese inspired by the evening sun is a pasteurised cows’ milk cheese which is matured and ripened for four months and then coated with a charcoal ash rind to contribute both flavour and protection to the cheese.

Tamnagh Foods has been developing their cheese range over the past two years.

Sperrin Blue cheese and the Dart Mt. Dusk S were released during 2014 and a further three products will be release next year. 

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