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Dairymaid Spread

Charlie Fleury, Dairymade (JDS Foods) Pic: Angela Halpin

Charlie Fleury Managing Director Dairymaid JDS Foods, parent company of the Dairymaid brand is a leading international supplier of private label dairy, specialist and branded spreads to the retail sector. The company was established by James Daly & Sons in 1871 and traces its origins to the Cork Butter Exchange located under the world-famous Shandon Bells in the historic heart of Cork City, Ireland. In 2001, the Managing Director Mr Charlie Fleury purchased the company and leading from the front launched a new and progressive era for JDS Foods. A major expansion of the Churchfield site in 2003 was followed by a further capital investment programme in 2006 resulting in a best in class production facility. Charlie Fleury is an industry acknowledged expert in dairy spreads and fats. He has developed a business and team that can offer expert advice as well as extensive category and industry knowledge. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DAIRYMAID
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Dairymaid is a new and completely natural, 100% Irish dairy spread made in Cork, using the finest West Cork cream. We make our products with cream sourced from fully traceable, free roaming, happy West Cork cows.

Dairymaid is:

  • Free from artificial additives, colourings or preservatives.
  • 100% Traceable – We know our cows!
  • Naturally low in saturates and high in monounsaturates
  • Free from trans-fatty acids and hydrogenated fats.
  • Suitable for vegetarians.

Enjoy Dairymaid as a traditional dairy-spread on bread, crackers, potatoes, pasta, popcorn, biscuits or any dish you can think of!

History

A 143-Year Heritage

James Daly & Sons is one of Cork’s longest established food companies. We began trading butter at Cork’s famous Butter Market under the Bells of Shandon in 1871 and produced our first diary spreads at The Firkin Crane 1905. In 1921 our products even made it to the South Pole! Sir Ernest Shackelton personally requested Daly’s Butter, as its parchment wrapping was ideal for the harsh conditions.

In 1926 James Daly presented a pedestrian bridge as a gift to Cork City. This classic Victorian wrought Iron suspension bridge, designed by Stephen W. Farrington, is located in Fitzgerald’s Park and has become one of Cork’s most iconic landmarks.We moved from our historic Shandon Street location in 1979 to a brand new facility a short distance away in Churchfield, on the north side of the city where we produced a wide range of private label products and a wide range of products for the food services and bakery industries.

The business was sold in 1989 by the Daly family and became part of Irish Sugar. In 2001 its managing director, Charlie Fleury, purchased the company from Greencore. We began a major extension and modernisation of our Churchfield facility in In 2003. In 2006, we began a major capital investment programme creating a state-of-the-art plant.

In 2007 we rebranded the business as JDS Foods Ltd and expanded our research and development programmes, building upon existing products and creating new ranges.

In 2014, we launched Dairymaid, bringing us back to our roots as a Cork consumer brand found in fridges all over Ireland.

What’s so special about West Cork Cows?
West Cork’s lush landscape is ideal for grazing cattle. Thanks to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, the region has one of the mildest and most temperate climates in Western Europe resulting in almost year-round grass growth. This means that West Cork Cows are grass-fed and consume an extremely natural diet.
The traditional pastures of this pristine, natural landscape also give cattle access to an abundance of wildflowers and herbs that gives their milk a unique flavour.
We use 100% West Cork cream in all of our dairy spreads bringing a taste of one of Ireland’s most spectacular regions to your table. Dairymaid sources all of it’s cream from free-roaming herds in West Cork. Our happy, grass fed cows produce some of the world’s best and most natural dairy products and is 100% traceable.

Proudly sustainable: 
The palm oil used in our products is sourced 100% sustainably and we are proud to be part of the GreenPalm certification programme.

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Dairymaid Premium

Method

A simple, pure and 100% natural dairy spread that brings a taste of West Cork to your table. Spread it on your favourite bread, melt it over hot spuds or dollop it on vegetables!
Dairymaid Premium is also suitable for cooking and can be used for shallow frying or in sauces.

  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Free from hydrogenated fat
  • Suitable for freezing
  • Suitable for vegetarians

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Dairymaid Buttery

Indulge your senses with a taste of Fresh West Cork Butter!

Dairymaid Buttery combines the convenience of a spread with the delicious taste of Real West Cork Butter.

You can spread it on your favourite bread, melt it over hot spuds or dollop it on vegetables. Dairymaid Buttery is also suitable for cooking and can be used for shallow frying or in sauces.

  • No artificial colours
  • Free from hydrogenated fat
  • Suitable for freezing
  • Suitable for vegetarians

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Dairymaid Light

All the taste – half the fat!

Now you can enjoy the great taste of Dairymaid even if you’re counting calories!
This delicious reduced fat spread is a perfect alternative to butter or other dairy spreads for those who don’t want to compromise on taste.

Dairymaid Light is suitable for vegetarians and vegans!

 

 

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Garlic Gold

Indulge your senses with a taste of Fresh West Cork Butter and Fresh Garlic.

Dairymaid Buttery combines the convenience of a spread with the delicious taste of of Fresh Garlic and  Real West Cork Butter.

Make home-made Garlic Bread or Chicken Kiev in minutes,  melt it over hot spuds or dollop it on vegetables. Dairymaid Buttery is also suitable for cooking and can be used for shallow frying or in sauces.

  • No artificial colours
  • Free from hydrogenated fat
  • Suitable for freezing
  • Suitable for vegetarians

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