How We Got Started
Compsey Creamery was set up in 1985 with the main objective being to add value to the milk supplied by the local farmer shareholders. That first week’s production run consisted of a 500 gallon vat of milk being converted into Cottage Cheese. Over the following years, Cream Cheese & Yogurt was added, and so began the Compsey Creamery journey.
We feel it is very important for us to engage with our customers, to form strong relations with them, some of whom have been with us since 1985. Our personal and speedy response to our customers is also very important. We value each of our customers, and so work hard to continue to maintain the high service level which we have achieved. We engage on a daily basis with our transport haulier to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of each order.
Back in the early days …..
All the products in the Compsey Creamery range have
- No added sugar
- No artificial sweeteners
- No artificial flavours
- No artificial colours
- No gluten containing ingredients
- Are suitable for vegetarians
- Are made with Irish milk (from grass fed cows)
Our yogurts and creams have no added salt, and many of our products are fermented. We work with our customers to develop products that are suitable for their needs. Previous projects have included lower fat products, clean declaration products, removing additives, in particular added preservatives and lower salt in cream cheese. Our range includes a light sour cream which has a 10% fat level. This compares favourably with standard sour cream which has a fat content of 18-20% fat.
We are based on the outskirts of Mullinahone village, surrounded by rich pasture countryside, which gives us a strong advantage in the quality of milk and cream which forms the basis for all of our production.
Our milk is sourced from local Bord Bia Quality Assured farms.
We are a fully owned subsidiary of Mullinahone Co-op which is Ireland’s oldest independent farmer owned Co-op, established in 1893. We currently employ 20 people, most of whom live locally.
We are very lucky to be situated in a close knit country village, where our milk supplying farmers are a very important part of the community. Many of their families are in their third generation of supplying milk to the creamery. Being situated in such rich pasture lands in the valley of the Slievenamon Mountain, ensures the high quality in the milk which they supply.
We produce Sour Cream, Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Soft Cheese, Cottage Cheese, La Crème Fraiche and Mascarpone. Compsey Creamery is BRC certified and we are members of Origin Green. We currently supply products to the foodservice and ingredient markets in Ireland, the UK, France and Spain.