About kilkenny cheese
Tirlán and Royal A-ware's new €200 million continental cheese facility
Kilkenny Cheese is a joint venture established in 2019 between Tirlán and family-owned international dairy business, Royal A-ware, to deliver a best-in-class sustainable continental cheese facility. Located in the heart of rural Ireland, our €200 million new continental cheese facility is an essential production facility that will play a key role in sustaining our local rural economy and supporting the incomes of 4,500 farm families when operational. It is on track for commissioning in 2024. Consistent with the Government post-Brexit market diversification strategy, and its sustainability policy, the new Enterprise Ireland-supported facility is also expected to create 80 jobs and support 400 construction jobs in the south-east. It will support product mix diversification strategies and create a new route to market for continental cheese produced from milk from Irish family farms.
Our state-of-the-art continental cheese facility
450 Million Litres
OUTPUT OF CHEESE
One of the most high-tech and sustainable continental cheese production facilities in Europe.
- A vital processing outlet for over 450 million litres of milk a year from Irish family farms.
- Delivering an economic boost for the region with 80 jobs and 400 construction jobs.
- Supporting the incomes of over 4,500 family farms.
- Producing over 50,000 tonnes of continental cheese a year as part of a diversification strategy.
- Royal A-ware will bring the high quality Gouda, Edam and Emmental cheeses to the global marketplace.
The facility will manufacture varieties of continental cheese for food service, retail and B2B customers.
There are strong advantages to the joint venture facility, as it utilises expertise from both organisations and will bring continental cheese to the marketplace along Royal A-ware’s established routes to market.
Other products produced during the process, including whey and butterfat for cream production, will be brought to market through Tirlán.
Strong focus on sustainability
The new facility will be one of the most efficient and sustainable continental cheese production facilities in Europe.
Join Kilkenny Cheese to become part of an ambitious team in a best-in-class sustainable continental cheese facility.
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