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Norwegian dairy group Tine to build €77m cheese plant in Ireland

Staff Writer | December 10, 2017
Norwegian dairy group Tine has announced that it plans to invest €77 million in a new Jarlsberg cheese plant in Ireland.
Dairy   Jarlsberg for the Norwegian market
The company says that it is expanding its operations to boost sales of Jarlsberg outside Norway, and the new facility will have the capacity to produce 20,000 tonnes of cheese per year for exports.

"Jarlsberg for the Norwegian market will continue to be produced in Norway with Norwegian milk," said Hanne Refsholt, CEO of Tine.

"But now we have built up a solution that has the future ahead of us, and are implementing this project to secure and increase sales of Jarlsberg outside Norway."

Tine's new cheese facility will be located adjacent to the existing Dairygold plant in Mongeely, Cork.

The Irish dairy cooperative has had a partnership with Tine for over ten years, and is also set to invest in this project.

"Jarlsberg is a world-class cheese and we are looking forward to supporting Tine in its efforts to increase international sales," said James Lynch, chairman of Dairygold.