Welcome to CheeseBoard2015

CheeseBoard 2015 is a major inter-institutional research project being coordinated by Teagasc – Agriculture & Development Authority involving University College Cork, University of Limerick and University College Dublin along with Agri-Food Biosciences Institute of Northern Ireland, to address a series of multi-pronged objectives and challenges in cheese research that are deemed critical for the future development of this food industry sector. The project is funded by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine’s Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) programme.

The timeline for the research programme reflects the imminent opportunities and challenges that the Irish dairy industry faces with EU milk quotas ending in 2015. The five academic and research institutions involved will combine their respective competencies to provide an integrated approach to challenges in cheese research that are deemed critical for the future development of this food industry.

The project will be guided throughout its four-year duration through market intelligence and consumer interaction. Stakeholder representation includes cheese manufacturers, participating research institutions, Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and a Food Institutional Research Measure/Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine representative.