Dairygold has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the development of manufacturing facilities for Jarlsberg cheese in Mogeely, Co. Cork.
The proposal involves a commercial partnership between Dairygold and TINE SA, a Norwegian a dairy co-op who owns the Jarlsberg cheese brand.
The partnership between the two will see TINE SA invest in the development of the facilities whilst Dairygold’s investment will provide a ‘Brexit-proof route to market for locally produced milk’.
Dairygold has already been manufacturing Jarlsberg cheese in Mogeely on behalf of TINE SA for a number of years. This new dedicated Jarlsberg facility will increase production capacity with a potential to produce up to 20,000 tonnes annually.
The cheese produced at the new facility will be exported to Europe, the US and further afield.
Speaking on the announcement, Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe said: “We’re very pleased that planning has been approved by An Bord Pleanala for the proposed development which is pivotal to the continuation of our strategic partnership with TINE SA whose commitment to this development with its significant investment, along with Dairygold’s, reflects a strong vote of confidence in the high-quality dairy produce of our Members.”
Dairygold said that it is currently reviewing the conditions attached to An Bord Planeála’s decision with a view to assessing the impact on proposed development works.
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