Ballymaloe Foods

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Ballymaloe Foods produces a wide range of versatile relishes, salad dressings, pasta sauces and other condiments that will compliment any dish. All are gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial additives. All Ballymaloe products are widely available in the Republic and Northern Ireland, the UK, USA, France, Germany and Australia. The range crosses both wholesale and retail markets.

Meet The Maker

In the 1930s Ivan Allen started growing tomatoes on Ballymaloe farm. However, he found that when he tried to sell them at the local markets, people didn’t know what they were. This left his wife, Myrtle with a glut of tomatoes in her kitchen so she decided to start making a country relish with them. This relish went on to become a very popular and much-loved part of all family meals. Years later their daughter, Yasmin started using this same recipe to make Ballymaloe Original Relish for local shops and restaurants. She set up Ballymaloe Foods in 1991 with Ballymaloe Original Relish and now the company has grown and the range has expanded to over 13 products. The business has come full circle with the inclusion of Maxine, daughter of Yasmin who has continued to grow the Ballymaloe brand both at home and abroad.

Here are some of the most popular products from Ballymaloe Foods.

Ballymaloe Original Relish

Every sandwich needs a good dollop of delicious Ballymaloe Original Relish! Ballymaloe Original Relish is jammed packed with tomatoes bursting with unique flavour and is extremely versatile. It is delicious with cheese, cold meats, burgers and sausage rolls. It is also great served with light meals, picnics and barbecues. And once you’ve dipped your French fries in this delectable relish, you’ll be hooked.

Ballymaloe Jalapeno Pepper Relish

Ballymaloe Jalapeno Pepper Relish is perfect for adding a delicious zing to any sandwich or burger. It is also delicious when mixed through any tomato based sauce such as lasagne, shepard’s pie or bolognese. With a rich tomato base and a fiery kick from the jalapenos, this versatile and delicious relish is made using all-natural ingredients, is suitable for vegetarians and is also gluten free, making it the perfect accompaniment to any dish. If you are looking for a relish with a bit more bite, make sure to give it a try.

Ballymaloe Steak Sauce

Ballymaloe Steak Sauce with Dungarvan Brewery Irish Stout is delicious with steak sandwiches, burgers, roast beef and an array of other dishes like cheese burgers, grilled chicken and pulled pork. It is a perfect accompaniment to all types of meat, either as a sauce served on the side, or as a marinade (glaze during the final 2/3 minutes of cooking). It can also be offered as an alternative to peppercorn or béarnaise sauce. With a rich flavour with notes of coffee and caramel from the stout, it will bring serious flavour to your next BBQ.

Ballymaloe Mint Jelly

Ballymaloe Mint Jelly has a sweet and minty delicious taste. Its natural ingredients and slow cooking time means a little goes a long way. Try it with a roast leg of lamb and grilled lamb chops.

Ballymaloe Cranberry Sauce

Ballymaloe Cranberry Sauce is made with whole cranberries, sugar, water and nothing else. It is bursting with a delicious fruity flavour which is attributed to the whole cranberries and long, open-top cooking time. It is delicious when eaten with traditional roast meats such as turkey, chicken and ham. For a delicious twist on a classic sandwich, mix it through some mayonnaise for a mouth-watering purple mayo. It is also scrumptious when enjoyed with soft cheeses like brie.

Ballymaloe Bramley Apple Sauce

Ballymaloe Apple Sauce is made using just four ingredients. Its light, sweet flavour makes it the perfect accompaniment to pork dishes including roast fillet of pork and pork chops. For an extra special treat stir some Ballymaloe Apple Sauce into equal amounts of mashed potato and sautéed onions and enjoy with roast pork and crackling.

Ballymaloe Ham Glaze

With a delicious sweet flavour from the pineapple and cloves and a rich texture and colour from the Dungarvan Irish Stout, Ballymaloe Ham Glaze is perfect for glazing ham in the final stages of cooking. Mixed with the cooking juices it is scrumptious when poured over ham for a very attractive and delicious finish.

Ballymaloe French Dressing

This salad dressing is a delicate balance of pure sunflower oil, Greek cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and seasoning. It is delicious with any salad. Why not drizzle it over freshly cooked potatoes, with a handful of mixed herbs, mayonnaise and some chopped scallions to make a potato salad. A similar recipe could be used with Ballymaloe French Dressing to make a pasta salad.

Ballymaloe Honey and Mustard Dressing

Made with pure sunflower oil, Greek cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, honey and seasoning, this flavoursome dressing is delicious drizzled over salads, as a marinade for chicken or to liven up a sandwich. Delicious tossed in a salad with carrot, apple, raisins and walnuts, or also when used as a marinade over chicken breasts and vegetables before roasting.

Ballymaloe Pickled Irish Beetroot

Ballymaloe Irish Pickled Beetroot is grown, packed and cooked in East Cork. Made using all-natural ingredients and pickled with white wine vinegar it is delicious in salads, wraps, with smoked fish or even on its own.

Ballymaloe Bolognese Sauce

This rich sauce is made with 100% natural ingredients. Simply add high quality beef mince to make a delicious bolognese that the whole family will enjoy. For a meal on the go try adding Ballymaloe Bolognese Sauce into a pitta bread pocket and stuff with delicious salad leaves and enjoy as a tasty and healthy lunch.

Ballymaloe Italian Tomato Pasta Sauce

This flavoursome sauce is made with 100% natural ingredients. Utterly irresistible on pasta with some grated cheese sprinkled over, it is also delicious on a baked potato with some crème fraiche and grated cheddar cheese or on a bruschetta. Ballymaloe Italian Tomato pasta sauce is suitable for vegetarians and is also gluten free.

Ballymaloe Smoked Bacon Pasta Sauce

Made using delicious free range, rare breed bacon that is outdoor reared and then smoked this moreish sauce is delicious on pasta with some grated cheese sprinkled over, in a chilli con carne or if you’re making pizzas at home why not use it as the tomato base. Ballymaloe Smoked Bacon Pasta Sauce contains all-natural ingredients and is gluten free.


Ballymaloe Foods is committed to reducing its environmental impact. Sustainability is central across the entire business and the company aims to bringing the best ingredients and taste to customers, in the most sustainable way possible.

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