Co Armagh-based Ballylisk Dairies is owned by the Wright family.
They have been farming their land near Portadown for generations. Uniquely, the company only processes milk produced on the farm which is just a few miles down the road from where the cheese is made. Theirs is a pedigree herd. As a consequence, the Ballylisk team has total control over its entire operation, from ‘farm to fork’.
All produce is branded ‘Ballylisk of Armagh’. The company’s first, bespoke offering was a triple cream cheese called the Triple Rose. This rich, decadent cheese is made from pasteurised cow’s milk with added cream. It has a white mould with its full flavour balanced by salty, lemony notes. It won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards in 2019 and Silver at the Blas nah Eireann Irish Foods Awards in 2018.
The Smoked version of the Triple Rose has been very well-received as has their very own chutney range. Further cheeses are in development. These include a Brie and a seasonal Christmas special of the Armagh cider-washed Triple Rose. Ballylisk has a range of merchandise for sale including cheeseboards and aprons.
Blas na hEireann 2020- Silver for Triple Rose cheese