A new €130m cheese facility is set to be built in Portlaoise 4 years ago

A new €130m cheese facility is set to be built in Portlaoise

Delicious news.

Glanbia Cheese has announced plans to build a new mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise.

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The Joint Venture business between Glanbia and Leprino Food looks set to create 78 full time jobs at the facility.

According to Agriland, the facility will not only create full time jobs, but a further 250 jobs during the construction phase.

If planning permission is granted, construction will commence later this year, with the new facility expected to be open by 2020.

A total of €130 million will be invested in this facility, which is supported by both the Irish Government through Enterprise Ireland.

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The folk living in Portlaoise will surely be expecting a few free cheese sandwiches for their troubles...

It seems only fair.

Next thing you know Charlie Kelly will be buying a house in Portlaoise...

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