Ballylisk Dairies Ltd.
Ballylisk Dairies Ltd is a new family-owned business, based in County Armagh. The company manufactures a range of artisan cheeses and butters. The business is managed by brothers Mark and Dean Wright, in tandem with Dean’s wife Gillian. Dean also operates a dairy farm, which has been in his family since 1820.
Uniquely, Ballylisk only processes milk produced by Dean’s cows. This guarantees total control over the entire production process, from ‘farm to fork’. All produce is branded ‘Ballylisk of Armagh’.
The cattle within Dean’s herd are all home-bred, thereby providing Ballylisk cheeses and butters with unique traceability and provenance-related attributes.
The company’s first bespoke offering is a triple cream cheese. 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.
Further cheeses are in development. These include a soft creamy blue, a vintage cheddar and a semi-hard blue.
Ballylisk also plans to launch a range of artisan butter and flavoured butters. All of these innovative offerings are currently under development.