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Bord Bia To Host Irish Cheesemakers At French Trade Fair

Published on Feb 21 2014 10:02 AM in Retail

Bord Bia To Host Irish Cheesemakers At French Trade Fair

Bord Bia has announced that it will be hosting fourteen Irish cheese makers at the Salon du Fromage trade fair, taking place in Paris next week (23-26 February).

Participating Irish companies include Ardrahan, Bellingham Blue, Cahill's Cheese, Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese, Cashel Blue Cheese, Cooleeney Farm, Corleggy Cheese, Durrus Cheese, Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, Milleen's Cheese, Old Irish Creamery, St. Tola, The Little Milk Company and Wicklow Blue. 

Bord Bia will showcase one of the only two non-French national pavilions at the show by exhibiting up to forty artisan cheeses.

The Salon du Fromage will be held alongside the Salon de l’Agriculture, the international agricultural show, where more than 170 exhibitors and over 6,000 visitors are expected to attend.

“The recent growth in exports of Irish artisan cheese to approximately €4.5 million is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish artisan cheese internationally," said Bord Bia’s French Market Manager, Noreen Lanigan. "Europe, and of course France, the acclaimed epicenter for cheese, have become a priority for Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers in their export targets.”

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

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