About

We create freshly prepared foods in partnership with leading retail and foodservice customers.

Chef preparing pizza base

Crust and Crumb is Ireland’s largest manufacturer of ambient, chilled, frozen flatbread and garlic bread products. We specialise in producing Pizza Bases, Topped Pizza, Flatbreads, Garlic Baguettes/Slices, and Tortillas alongside an extensive range of Gluten Free and Vegan Dough-Based Products.

Located in the counties of Fermanagh, Cavan, and Armagh, Crust & Crumb consists of 6 state of the art production facilities, including a dedicated Free From site and an Innovation Centre.

We pride ourselves on exceeding industry standards in quality, service and innovation and distribute to customers worldwide.

Pizza dough
Pizza dough in mixing bowl

Our story begins...

From this in 2011...

(6 pizzas per bake)

From this in 2011...6 pizzas per bake

To this in 2024...

(5 million units a week)

To this in 2021...2 million units a week

Innovation and Can Do are at the heart of our business

Customer brief

Research concept

Create prototype

Finalise specification

Launch on time

Supply in full

In partnership with our clients, we have introduced to the market innovative concepts such as Mother Yeast, Mother Dough, Long Ferment Dough, Superfood Infusions, High Protein and Dairy Free Pizzas.

Pizza production
Pizza oven

Great People with a Can-do attitude

We believe in being responsive, resourceful, fast moving and energetic and our Human Resources strategy reflects that. Our continuous investment in facilities, people and processes is our key to success as Ireland’s largest flatbread manufacturer, providing excellence to all of our customers.

High volumes | Energy efficiency | Engineering | Combining yours and our insight | Transparency & Co-operation

We have a proud history of customers contacting us with their needs, and our success has been built upon meeting those needs every day, and from there our reputation has spread. We also believe in being seen – you will frequently see our team at annual events like PLMA in Amsterdam and Chicago or Gulfood in Dubai building dialogue with potential new customers.


Green Credentials

Green Credentials

From the beginning, we made a substantial investment in our very own 500kW wind turbine. Each rotation of its blades not only harnesses power but also serves as a daily symbol, reminding our team and customers of our unwavering dedication to minimizing our environmental footprint. Furthermore, our recent venture into Woodfired pizza capabilities, fuelled by beech wood logs from renewable sources, underscores our commitment to environmental preservation.

In our ongoing commitment to sustainability, we've also installed electric charging points on our premises, encouraging our employees to opt for eco-friendly electric vehicles, further reducing our carbon footprint.

Green Credentials

And it’s nice to bring a trophy home every now and then

We have established ourselves as an industry leader, receiving numerous awards and widespread recognition for our products and the standards of our operations.

Food Awards
Food Awards

Products

Pizza perfection tailored to you

At our core, we specialize in crafting exceptional own-label pizzas, ideal for both retail and foodservice. Our pizza offerings cover a broad spectrum, allowing for complete customization to suit your unique requirements. Whether you prefer chilled or frozen options, we have the ideal pizza solution just for you.

Choose from our diverse range, which includes:

  • Premium Hand-stretched
  • Mid-Tier
  • Entry Level
  • Stonebaked in sizes ranging from 7" to 14", oval, and seasonal variations
  • Sourdough & Woodfired
  • American Style Deep Pan
  • Vegetable Flavoured Bases
  • High Protein
  • Single Portion options such as Slippers and Pizza Twists

With our commitment to quality and variety, you can count on us to provide the perfect pizza that caters to your specific preferences and needs.

Pizzas
Pizza shapes - Circular, Oval, Slipper
Pizza shapes - Rectangular, Seasonal shapes

Due to natural proving and fermentation, you can be assured that our products are enriched with a fragrant, complex flavour and a supreme texture. The extensive fermentation that Crust & Crumb prides itself on results in a lighter eat that is more easily digested. Every measure is taken to ensure the dough is not stressed during processing and all done in an ideal temperature controlled environment.

Pizzas

Tortillas & Wraps

Our Tortillas & Wraps are available both ambient and frozen. We will work alongside you to create flavoured products to suit you and your customers.

Tortillas can be packed in various configurations depending on your requirements.

We also supply other Flatbreads such as Pitta and Naan.

We are members of the internationally recognised Tortilla Industry Association and supply customers globally.

The above products can already be found on the shelves of a number of the worlds largest retailers and food service providers.

Tortilla Industry Association

Tortilla Size Options:

Tortilla sizes
Tortilla sizes
  • Plain
  • Multi-Grain
  • Beetroot
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato
  • Turmeric
  • Carrot
  • Mediterranean

We have dedicated facilities to produce both Wheat Based and Gluten Free Tortillas.
Available in Ambient, Frozen & Gas Flush Packaging Options.

Frozen/Ambient

Kale or Spinach Tortilla/Wrap

Kale or Spinach Tortilla/Wrap

Sweet Potato Tortilla/Wrap

Sweet Potato Tortilla/Wrap

Beetroot Tortilla/Wrap

Beetroot Tortilla/Wrap

Multi-Seeded Tortilla/Wrap

Multi-Seeded Tortilla/Wrap

Garlic Breads, Baguettes & Speciality Breads

Garlic Breads

Freshly baked French, Italian-style and Artisan breads, filled with a delicious blend of fresh garlic and herbs, combine to produce a wide range of great tasting Garlic breads perfect for any meal and any occasion.

The best garlic baguette starts with great tasting bread. We bake all our baguettes to a traditional French recipe before filling them with a delicious blend of garlic and herbs.

Hot and crispy on the outside, soft and full of flavourful garlic on the inside our garlic baguettes are perfect for any meal and any occasion. Simple to bake straight from the freezer or fridge for great tasting garlic bread in minutes.

  • Cheesy Garlic Toastie Slices
  • Garlic Toastie Slices
  • Garlic Baguette

 

Garlic bread
Garlic bread

Baguettes

Our baguettes are made to a traditional French recipe which includes a long prove time to intensify the flavour. You can expect an egg shell crust, light open soft crumb and a golden brown appearance when fully baked.
Our selection includes plain and seeded including Triplegrain, bursting with grainy goodness. All of our baguettes can be supplied either part or fully baked (thaw & serve).

  • PB Demi Baguette
  • PB Malted Demi Baguette
  • PB Tiger Demi Baguette
  • PB Multigrain Demi Baguette
  • PB French Stick
  • PB Large Baguette
  • Thaw & Serve Demi Baguette

 

Baguettes

Speciality Breads

Our Speciality Breads offer a diverse range of handcrafted delights to enhance any dining occasion. From artisanal flatbreads with a satisfying contrast of crispy exteriors and soft centres to flavourful tear-and-share breads, perfect for special gatherings, our selection is sure to please.

Flatbreads

Experience a delightful symphony of textures with our artisanal flatbreads. Whether topped pre-baked or post-baked, these creations can be enjoyed straight from the freezer or fridge, providing a speedy yet savoury addition to your meal. They come in a variety of flavours, including classic garlic bread, making them an ideal snack and accompaniment for any dish.

Doughballs

Versatile and irresistible, our doughballs serve as a delightful side, an enticing entrée, or a shareable treat. Available in various styles, including Garlic & Herb, Cheese & Chilli, Pizza, and Nacho, they cater to diverse tastes and preferences.

Tear n’Share

Elevate your special occasions with our Tear 'n' Share bread. Enriched and topped with an assortment of flavours, these breads are perfect for pulling apart and sharing. Complemented by accompanying dips such as dipping cheese, salsa, or marinara, they're a true indulgence.

Ciabatta

Embark on a journey to Italy with our iconic Ciabatta bread. Its light, airy texture and unique porosity make it an ideal canvas for your culinary creativity. Whether topped or filled with a flavourful garlic & herb spread, Ciabatta adds an Italian touch to your meals.

Naan Breads

Crafted by hand for an exceptional taste and texture, our Naan Breads are a versatile delight. Whether topped or enrobed with a luscious garlic & herb spread, they provide the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of dishes.

Something Sweet:

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Brioche Tear 'n' Share, featuring soft, buttery brioche and a warm cinnamon spread. Ideal for sharing or savouring solo, it's a comforting treat.

Speciality breads

Indulge in our Speciality Breads and elevate your dining experience with these handcrafted options.

Speciality Breads
Speciality Breads
Speciality Breads
Speciality Breads

Plant-based, Vegan and GF Products

Vegan

Free From

Our stand-alone BRC certified facility is a dedicated producer of a wide range of allergen-free, vegan products, striking a harmonious balance between safety and irresistible flavours. Our commitment to accommodating dietary needs goes beyond allergen-free options; we are equally dedicated to providing top-notch gluten-free selections that don't compromise on taste and texture, masterfully crafted to maintain the original great taste and texture of their gluten-containing counterparts. They are meticulously produced in our dedicated gluten-free production facility, ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality.

Our Vegan Flavoured Wraps offer a diverse selection, from the vibrant Turmeric and Sweet Potato to the earthy Beetroot and nutrient-rich Kale. You'll also find options like Carrot, Tomato, Chilli, Multi-Seed, and Multi-Grain, ensuring a vegan wrap for every taste preference.

Our Vegan Pizza selection showcases a variety of crust options including Stone Baked, Sourdough, High Protein, and Vegetable Infused, paired with classic and innovative flavour profiles that will tantalize your taste buds, all while staying completely gluten-free.

As for our Flat Breads, we provide a tempting variety, including Naan Bread, Pitta Bread, Focaccia and Mediterranean Style Pantofola, all lovingly created with gluten-free ingredients, so you can enjoy the delightful variety without gluten-related concerns.

And then there's the alluring aroma of fresh Garlic Bread. Our Vegan Garlic Bread Baguettes, maintain their original, beloved flavours while being completely gluten-free. These savoury delights offer a reassuring taste of home while accommodating gluten-free dietary requirements.

At our facility, we've elevated allergen-free, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine to a whole new level, ensuring that each product offers both safety and a delightful culinary experience, no matter your dietary needs.

Plant-based, Vegan and GF Products

Gluten Free

These products maintain the original great taste and texture of the original products, yet are Gluten Free.
They are all produced in our dedicated Gluten Free production site.

Gluten Free / High Fibre

Pizza Bases:

  • Stone Baked
  • Sourdough
  • High Protein
  • Vegetable Infused

Ambient Flat Breads:

  • Tortillas
  • Fajita Kits
  • Enchilada Kits
  • Pitta Bread
  • Naan Bread
  • Sea Salt Focaccia

Savoury Breads:

  • Garlic Baguette
  • Mediterranean Pantofola
Gluten free products

Capabilities

We are experts in Flatbreads

Dough is at the heart of everything we do, allowing us to make pizzas, flatbreads and baguettes that are second to none.
All of our doughs are made from scratch, guaranteeing a unique authenticity to each and every product we produce.
We weigh, mix and knead our dough carefully before proving for up to 36 hours. Finally, we stretch by hand and and bake off in really hot ovens.

We are experts in dough-ology
Finest ingredients
We are experts in dough-ology

We use only the finest ingredients

We work with our customers and their specifications in order to create products that fulfil their requirements,
We will never compromise on quality or consistency.
Locally sourced or provenant ingredients are used at all times.

Carefully selected wheat

Northern Ireland has been milling flour since 1722. Our local millers blend and ground carefully selected wheat to give us a variety of flours suitable for our different pizzas and breads.

Genuine extra virgin olive oil

Genuine extra virgin olive oil is supplied from farm estates in Tuscany, Italy

Pizza ingredients
Pizza being made

State of the art production...

Dough

Dough

Ball & Pin

Ball & Pin

Sheet & Cut

Sheet & Cut

Stonebaked/Woodfired

Stonebaked/Woodfired

Ciabatta

Ciabatta

Hand topped

Hand topped

Wood-fired process

Our most recent investment is in wood-fired oven capability to meet our customers’ demands for authentic restaurant-quality Pizza. Our 75 square metre oven built in Italy uses natural lava stone and is fired with beech wood logs from renewable sources.

The woodfired process (along with slow fermentation dough and hand-stretching process that preceeds baking) enhances fragrance, texture and taste, reflecting our respect for authenticity and tradition, and our ambition to produce the very best pizza for our customers.

Wood-fired process

6 production sites situated on both sides of the UK/EU border

Operating 7 days a week
Production running 24 hours a day
Up to 72 hours dough fermentation process
Chilled, Frozen, and Ambient capability

Chilled or frozen processes
6 production sites situated on both sides of the UK/EU border

High volume, high quality

High Volume, high quality

Substantial investment has been made in Tortilla Wrap manufacturing capability allowing us to produce high quality at high volume.

High Volume, high quality

Smooth Logistics

We continue to operate all our schedules and perform our part in the supply chain. We have trucks departing every day from our production sites.

Smooth Logistics - Irish Ferries
Logistics