Firm lands Harrods deal

Kevin and Julie Hickey of Tamnagh Foods.
Kevin and Julie Hickey of Tamnagh Foods.

Park cheesemonger and cereal and chutney specialist Tamnagh Foods has landed a major deal to supply London department store Harrods with its granola range, which is handcrafted at the company’s base at the foot of Dart and Sawel on the outskirts of Derry.

Tamnagh Foods is run by husband and wife team Kevin and Julie Hickey who recently bagged a deal to supply the world famous food hall in Knightsbridge with its tasty produce.

“They have ordered and stocked our granola since January,” said Kevin who met Julie, from Boston in the USA, while they were studying at Queen’s University Belfast.

Tamnagh Foods was established in June 2010 as a result of the couple’s desire to have their own business in the food sector, Julie having spent many years working as a chef and Kevin working with small farm businesses.

Dart Mountain cheese was launched in June, 2011, followed by Sperrin Blue and Dart Mt Dusk. The firm recently released its Alpine-style Kilcreen cheese.

The Hickeys explained: “Our vision is, using our natural local food resources to produce great food as distinctive and unique as our landscape and the people that surround us. All our cheeses take their names from historical areas around us. All our products now carry a sketch of Beaghmore Stone Circle in the Sperrins across the packaging. We supply a number of independent stores across Ireland and Great Britain and are currently working to develop this further and into the GB market, in particular during 2016.”