Dale Farm

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Dale Farm is a Northern Ireland headquartered dairy cooperative, owned by approximately 1,300 farmer members. Known for its award-winning range of milk, cheese, butter, ice creams and yogurts, the cooperative’s brands include Dale Farm, Dromona, Spelga, Mullin’s, Rowan Glen (Scotland) and Loseley (Great Britain).

Employing approximately 1,200 people, Dale Farm manufactures and supplies its dairy products to the retail, foodservice and ingredient sectors throughout the UK, as well as exporting into over 40 markets worldwide.

A full service cooperative, Dale Farm collects the first-class milk from farms that is then used to produce its dairy products and provides a range of support services to its farmer members.

Receiving regular industry awards and constantly bringing innovation to the dairy sector through new product development, Dale Farm has been recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s iconic food brands for generations.

Fresh Milk

Protein Milk


Creme Fraiche

Fruit Drinks



Cheddar cheese

Cottage Cheese



Probiotic drinks


Ice Cream

Milk Powder

Whey powders

Skimmed Concentrate

Dale Farm supplies the retail, foodservice and ingredients markets with a wide range of dairy products to the UK and exports to more than 40 countries worldwide.

A broad portfolio of consumer products are distributed to major retailers in the UK across both grocery and convenience channels. Dale Farm also manufacture dairy products for the foodservice sector as well as supplying ingredients to businesses across the UK and internationally.


  • All Dale Farm sites are BRC accredited
  • Most sites have ISO 14001 in place and are SEDEX and Red Tractor approved

Awards held

  • 2020:
    VIRTUAL CHEESE AWARDS 2020: Awarded Best Creamery Cheddar & Best Overall Cheddar for Dromona Mature Cheddar.
    GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2020: Awarded 1 Gold Star for Dromona Extra Mature Cheddar, Mullins Vanilla Ice Cream and Mullins Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
    BLAS NA HEIREANN AWARDS 2020: Bronze for Rathdaragh Irish Extra Mature White Cheddar.
  • 2019:
    GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2019: Awarded 1 Gold Star for Dromona Butter and Dromona Mature Cheddar.
    NANTWICH INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS 2019: Total of 36 awards including 11 Gold, 7 Silver, 11 Bronze recognising the quality of cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, quark and yogurt.
    NIFDA AWARDS 2019: Milk Plus awarded Highly Commended; Low Lactose High Protein Whey WPC80 Lactosyn received Special Commendation.
  • 2018:
    GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2018: 2 Gold Stars awarded to Loseley Rich & Creamy Caramelised Pear & Fudge Yogurt; 1 Gold Star awarded to Loseley Butter, Fivemiletown Boilie Goats Cheese Barrel and Mullins Vanilla Ice Cream.
    NANTWICH INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS 2018: Total of 12 awards - 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze, recognising the quality of cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt.
  • 2017:
    GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2017: Awarded 2 Gold Stars for Fivemiletown Boilie Goats Cheese Barrel; 1 Gold Star awarded to Fivemiletown Ballyoak, Dromona Extra Mature Cheddar, Dromona Butter, Rowan Glen Butter and Rowan Glen Rich & Creamy Blackberry & Apple Yogurt.
    NANTWICH INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS 2017: Total of 25 awards including 8 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze, accolade to the quality of cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt.
    NIFDA AWARDS 2017: Protein Milk awarded Best New Product.
  • 2022:
    GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2022: Awarded 1 Gold Star for Dromona Pure Butter, Dromona Extra Mature Cheddar, Mullins Strawberry Ice Cream, Mullin's Gourmet Irish Ice Cream Sticky Toffee Pudding, Dale Farm Honeycomb Ice Cream
  • 2022:
    Blas na h'Eireann, Irish Food Awards: Gold for Vintage Cheddar

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