Fivemiletown Creamery, in County Tyrone, has taken over the Causeway Cheese Company, a farmhouse cheese business based in County Antrim
The Causeway Cheese Company produces handmade wax Cheddars, and is part of Fivemiletown's business growth strategy.
Mervyn McCaughey, managing director of Fivemiletown Creamery, said, “Causeway is an ideal fit for us. Its focus on hand-crafted cheese is in line with our own commitment to offer customers premium cheeses that are hand-crafted from high quality milk from local dairy farms. We are excited by the potential of the Causeway cheese range particularly outside Northern Ireland, and the contribution that the cheeses can make to our focus on driving faster growth in international markets.
“We bring knowledge of international marketing and sales expertise to the Causeway brand. We believe these products are gems of Northern Ireland and aim for wider distribution, not only internationally, but also in local market. The people of Northern Ireland should be able to consumer the best of local artisan produce.
“Our sales teams will now be working to market the existing Causeway cheeses, offering existing and potential customers a comprehensive portfolio of superb and distinctive Northern Irish cheese,” he added.