Milleens has been recognised both nationally and internationally with numerous awards over the years.

1997 Supreme Champion British Cheese Awards

Best Soft Cheese in Europe at the London International Cheese Show

Gold 2001 World Cheese Awards

Silver 2009 World Cheese Awards

Award Good Food Ireland

Gold 2015 Irish Cheese Awards

Silver 2017 Irish Cheese Awards

Gold 2018 World Cheese Awards

Two x 2 Star 2018 Great Taste Awards.

Silver 2019 World Cheese Awards

Silver 2019 Irish Cheese Awards

2 Star 2020 Great Taste Awards


2006 Winner Eurotoques Ireland – Veronica Steele

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Cheese Awards – Veronica Steele


Reviews and Citations

“A washed rind whole milk cheese from the mountainous Beara Peninsula of West Cork . . . rich, floral taste . . . sweet taste . . . and firm to creamy texture . . . real depth and body . . . wonderful pink orangey rind.”- Juliet Harbutt, the Specialist Cheese makers’ Association Guide to the Cheeses of Britain and Ireland

“Milleens Cheese.  World Heritage Cheese from West Cork, Ireland.  Artisan Cheese doesn’t get any better than this.” Dr Matthew O’Callaghan. OBE. Organiser UK Artisan Cheese Awards & Fair.

“Steele, Veronica is credited with the development of modern Irish artisanal cheese….  all of Ireland owes Veronica Steele a debt of gratitude for her vision and spirit of generosity.” The Oxford Companion To Cheese.