From Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in France

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSCahill Irish Cheese FarmcheeseKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFrom Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in FranceBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 145 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleLaverty’s life of Full and PlentyNext articleJvG names team for Scarlets clash with Farrell back in the XV Meghann Scully Emailcenter_img Linkedin Bord Bia hosted a Limerick farmhouse cheesemaker at France’s premier cheese and dairy event, Salon du Fromage, in Paris this week.Cahill Irish Farm Cheese from Newcastle West attended the “Salon” trade event which closes today, February 26th. This event showcases over 200 artisan producers from 20 countries, with over 7,000 buyers and visitors in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the opportunity for Irish farmhouse cheese, Bord Bia France and Belgium Manager, Finnian O’Luasa said, “The strong and sustained growth of Irish artisan cheese exports to France, from 5 tonnes to over 35 tonnes in the last 8 years, is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish farmhouse cheese internationally.“As the epi-centre of gourmet cheese, France remains a key market for the sector and Salon du Fromage is an important event in the specialty dairy sector’s calendar.“Given the challenges of Brexit and US tariffs coming to the fore in recent, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish artisan cheese to new buyers, while also developing existing relationships.” he added.Bluebell Falls and Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese exhibited for the first time at the event, while Cahill Irish Farm Cheese, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, and Cooleeney Farm have been present in the French market for a number of years.Bord Bia provided market insight and logistical support as well as contacted buyers for the six Irish companies who participated on the stand. Bord Bia also hosted a trade reception on the stand with Ireland’s Ambassador to France, H.S Patricia O’Brien, to further develop relations between the Irish cheesemakers and French buyers.Today, there are 68 cheesemakers in Ireland and the sector is valued at approximately €20 million per annum at farm gate level. The sector currently exports to 25 countries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more