Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, opened a new €30m mozzarella cheese factory in Ávila, Spain on Tuesday. The factory, which is the result of a €30m investment, has been built on a former Ornua cheese manufacturing site, which was destroyed by fire in 2017.

The factory will employ 120 people and has an initial capacity to manufacture 35,000t of mozzarella and other pizza cheeses. Ornua has plans to increase capacity to 70,000t in the future.