Cheese producer Glanbia has been crowned International Supplier of the Year 2012 by pizza takeaway company Papa John's.
The company, which produces nearly 75,000 tonnes of mozarella cheese a year, taking 15% market share of the EU mozarella market, was presented with the award jointly with its US sister company Leprino Foods.
More than 200 UK dairy farmers supply Glanbia Cheese, which produces 60% of its products in the UK. It has manufacturing facilities in Llangefni, Wales and Magheralin in Northern Ireland.
The award follows on from two recent awards from other pizza companies - Dominos UK gave the company the "1st for winning" award, while Pizza Hut presented the processor with its oustanding commercial supply award before Christmas last year.