By SAM BUTLER
Fortnum and Mason, the iconic London store, a long-standing supplier to the Royal Family, has described Ballylisk of Armagh’s multi-award-winning Triple Rose cheese as “extraordinary”.
The upmarket department store in Piccadilly featured the cheese, which is available in its impressive food hall, in a recent digital promotion as “handcrafted in Northern Ireland, this full-flavoured Triple Cream cheese is well-balanced and has wonderful salty, lemony undertones”.
Ballylisk has supplied Fortnum and Mason for over five years and is among a small group of local companies on its shelves.
Others include Hannan Meats in Moira, Abernethy Butter in Dromara and Shortcross Gin.
The cheese, produced by Mark Wright using milk from the family’s pedigree dairy herd on the farm near Tandragee, also won a major award in the Irish Guild of Food Writers’ awards.
Ballylisk, in addition, was recently included in a unique map of Irish farmhouse cheeses by food distributor La Rousse Foods in Dublin.
The Arnagh cheesemaker was among 53 farmhouse producers from both parts of Ireland.
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