We joined up with Diarmuid O Sullivan of Irish Yogurts Ltd to get an insight into the successful brand and how they are now one of the largest in Ireland.
Have you always had an interest in food, how did you get started?
Irish Yogurts is a family run Irish business based in Clonakilty, West Cork and was established on 1st March 1994 by Diarmuid O’Sullivan. Irish Yogurt’s aim was to produce Traditional Churn style Yogurt to be supplied to Retail and Food Service outlets in Ireland. The company’s emphasis is on tradition and quality. The concept of Traditional Churn style Yogurt was a result of market research carried out by Teagasc on prototype products.
Where do you source your raw ingredients?
Our raw ingredients are sourced mainly from Ireland.
What inspires you as a producer?
It is very satisfying to get the feedback from customers on our products, With ever changing consumer trends and the launching new products to market demands the support from our loyal customer base is very rewarding.
Is there anything unique about your product?
Our yogurt is made in the beautiful town of Clonakilty in West Cork. Using Churn Style technology this makes our yogurt delicious and mouth-watering, All our yogurt is also gluten free.
Do you have a favourite product or one your most proud of?
All of the products are my favourite! Its great when we get customers feedback on their favourites.
Are you working on any new products?
Yes, We are continuously working on new products.
Whats the best way to use your products?
Our yogurt can be used in many different ways – for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, as a snack , On the go, for dips, The ways to use yogurt is endless 🙂
Porridge oats with yogurt, add yogurt to make tasty sauces, add yogurt to scones and cakes, Delish!!
What food best compliments your products?
Yogurt is very versatile and is a fantastic and healthy addition to any meal.
Where can we buy your products?
Irish Yogurts Clonakilty can be bought in Supervalu, Tesco Ireland, Dunnes Stores, Iceland, Costcutter, BWG, Lidl and Centra. We also supply Sainsburys and Morrissons in the UK.
Irish Yogurts Clonakilty are celebrating our 25th Birthday on the 1st March 2019. This is a fantastic milestone and we would like to thank all of our loyal customers and new customers for their support.
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