In the 1930's 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 Country Relish for shops and restaurants.