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Aillwee Cave Co.

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, 065-707 703

The Burren in North Clare is the birthplace of this Award Winning Farmhouse Cheese Burren Gold. This wonderful cheese has won numerous Gold and Silver Medals at various national and international cheese fairs. Burren Gold is a firm-textured Gouda style cheese with a rich creamy taste. It comes in a variety of flavours:- Plain, Smoked, Cumin, Garlic & Nettle, Black Pepper and for something a little more exotic—Piri Piri.


Ardsallagh Goat Products

Ardsallagh Farm, Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, 021-4882336

Ardsallagh soft goats cheese is a white cheese with a creamy texture. This cheese has a gentle flavour as it is made daily from fresh goats milk. Ardsallagh hard goats cheese is a semi-hard, mature cheese. It develops its famous taste as it matures, from an extremely mild cheese when young, to a distinctive flavour as it ages. The most mature Ardsallagh hard cheese can even be grated for a Parmesan-like taste.


Bó Rua Farm

Ballyknock, Ballynoe, Fermoy, Co. Cork, 087 975 5484

Our farmhouse cheddar is carefully produced and gently aged to develop a firm yet delicately creamy texture and a full, approachable flavour. It is available in pre-packaged wedges, complete 4.5kg roundels and cut to order. In the short time since launching in May 2019 our cheese has won numerous awards.

 

Boyne Valley Farmhouse Cheese

Mullagha Farm, Slane, Meat,  086 384 4162

Boyne Valley Blue is a semi-hard pasteurised blue-veined goats cheese. It is the only one made in Ireland and is even rare to find across Europe. It is matured for at least 3 months to acquire the correct right blend of flavours. Mixing the flavour of goats milk with the blue. We have cheese at 3 months, 6 months and older for those who like a stronger blue cheese. boynevalleycheese@gmail.com

Cahill’s Farm Cheese

Cork Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, 069 62 365

The Cahill family have been farming the lush green pasturelands of Newcastle West in Co. Limerick since 1902. We are one of the oldest artisanal cheese making families in Ireland using time-honoured methods and recipes passed down through the years to create our outstanding speciality cheddar cheese, matured to perfection. info@cahillscheese.ie

 

Cais na Tire Cheese Ltd.

Cloninaha, Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, 087 2274789

The cheese is made in round slightly bulging small cylindrical wheels. The flavour has a little earthiness, but also hints of sweetness, with some caramel and even pear like tones. It is ready for eating from around 3 months onwards but can continue to improve up to around 12 months of age. caisnatire@gmail.com

 

Carlow Cheese

Ballybrommell, Fenagh, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 059 972 7382

Elizabeth Bradley’s cheeses are made with both pasteurised and raw milk. Her popular Edam style washed curd cheese is made with pasteurised cow’s milk and has a regular following. Her sheep’s cheese is made with raw milk and has won best-in-category in the British Cheese Awards (Gold 2014, & Bronze 2013) and her new Goat’s cheese (Tomme style) made with raw milk. Sheep milk yoghurt and pasteurized goat milk are also available. carlowfarmhousecheese@gmail.com

Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese

The Rock, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, 021 437 2856

Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese is a semi-soft natural cheese, handmade in the traditional manner by the O’ Farrell family on their ancestral farm near the historic town of Carrigaline in the Southwest of Ireland. Beginning with a mild creamy, buttery taste at two months progressing to a more piquant flavour at 6 months, our cheese has a subtle taste acquired from the clover and grass pastures of the limestone land. Our handmade semi-hard cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. We do not use artificial additives or preservatives. Our cheese is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians. carrigcheese@gmail.com

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers

Beechmount, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, 052 613 1151

When Louis & Jane Grubb set out to make Cashel Blue® in the early 1980’s, their ambition was to create a farmhouse cheese that “truly represents the outstanding quality of Tipperary grass-fed milk.” Today, more than 35 years later and in the hands of the 2nd generation, Cashel Blue® is still made by hand on the same 200-acre farm; Beechmount, in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. We also make Cashel Blue Organic, Crozier Blue and Shepherd’s Store – our hard sheep’s milk cheese.

Coolattin Cheddar

Knockeen House, Tullow, Co. Carlow, 086 389 4482

Tom Burgess has been producing top quality milk from his pasture-fed cows in West Wicklow for twenty years. The cheese is matured over a year at 10°C. During this time the unique combination of enzymes & proteins interact to create a gourmet experience of aroma, texture & full flavour which develops slowly from sweet fruit to a full butty note. To get the best from Coolattin Cheddar, store cool and taste at room temperature. coolattincheddar16@gmail.com

 

Coolea Farmhouse Cheese

Milleens, Coolea, Macroom, Co. Cork, 087 911 5757

Coolea Cheese is handmade on the mountain farm of the Willems family in Coolea Co. Cork. Nothing but 100% healthy fresh cows milk is used to produce this high-quality cheese. Mild and creamy with a distinct flavour suitable for every occasion. Coolea cheese is available in Coolea Plain, Coolea Extra Matured, Coolea with Cumin Seed and our most famous Coolea Matured. cooleacheese@gmail.com

Cooleeney Cheese

Cooleeney, Moyne, Thurles, Tipperary, 0504 45 112

Cooleeney Farm produces a number of cheeses from both cow’s milk and goat’s milk from their premises near Thurles in County Tipperary, Ireland. The Maher family are fourth-generation farmers who use the milk from their own pedigree Friesian dairy herd to make their range of cheeses. info@cooleeney.com

 

Cratloe Hills Sheeps Cheese

Brickhill House, Cratloe, Co. Clare, 061 357 185

Sean & Deirdre Fitzgerald produce two different types of quality sheep’s cheese. The classic blend, Mild Cratloe Hills Gold – a light cheese with a subtle nutty flavour, with a wide variety of great uses, such for cheeseboards, salads, sandwiches or a light wine and Mature Cratloe Hills Cheese – this is a delicious, full-bodied, intricate blend of tastes. As the sheep’s cheese matures its flavours become more robust, and this allows us to carefully slow-age the cheese and layer the flavours. A taste of our mature blend is an experience – each bite brings more hints of butterscotch and burnt caramel come to the fore. cratloecheese@gmail.com

Derg Farmhouse Cheese

Garranmore, Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, 086 243 1615

Cheesemaking demands high-quality milk to produce a top-quality award-winning cheese. Derg Farmhouse Cheddar is produced from Paddy and Kay’s herd, which is the highest quality milk and makes a truly unique premium cheese. Derg Farmhouse Cheddar is a raw milk cheese made in the Summer months. Gently made using traditional farmhouse methods. It is left to mature for 9-12 months to give it it’s distinctive flavour. dergfarmhousecheese@gmail.com

 

Dozio’s of Mayo

Barroe, Carracastle, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Mayo, 086 872 6277

Dozio’s of Mayo, where the South of Switzerland meets the West of Ireland… Over 25 years ago when we, Danilo Dozio and Helen (Grady) met little did we know that one day we’d be married with a family, making cheese using ancient recipes from Canton Ticino in the South of Switzerland, with beautiful, creamy Irish milk in County Mayo in the West of Ireland! doziocheese@gmail.com

Durrus Cheese Ltd.

Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, 027 61 100

When Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, she started it as part of her pioneering spirit to provide for her family from her own smallholding in West Cork and to capture something of the beauty of the area in her unique hand-crafted cheeses. Today, 40 years on, our cheeses are still made by hand using traditional techniques on our farm in the beautiful valley of Coomkeen just beyond Durrus village in West Cork. We are a small family business dedicated to producing the highest quality product while staying true to the principles from which we were founded which were sustainability, quality and enjoying the work we do. office@durruscheese.com

 

Galway Goat Farm

An Teach Tui, Gurtee, Dunmore, Tuam, County Galway, 086 253 1997

Larry Maguire produces delicious cheeses from fresh goat’s milk from his home in Dunmore, Co. Galway. Fresh milk is pasteurised on-site before the fun of cheesemaking can begin. Larry and his wife Anne produce several products from soft fresh goat’s cheese to fresh goat’s cheese curd and a goat’s milk yoghurt. galwaygoatfarm@gmail.com

 

Hegarty’s Cheese

Church Road, Whitechurch, Co. Cork, 021 488 4238

Hegarty’s Cheddar – the first cheese made on the farm. It is made out of pasteurized milk and each wheel weighs 20 kg. We use the traditional cheddar method to mature our cheese. We wrap the cheese into cloth in order to keep the moisture in during its long maturation (1-year minimum). The result is a strong and nutty taste. This award-winning cheese has a distinctive flavour that you will definitely keep for a long time after the first bite. Our newest addition to our cheese range. This Swiss style cheese is made from raw milk and is matured for at least 9 months. info@hegartycheese.ie

St Tola Goats Cheese (Inagh Farmhouse Cheese)

Ennistymon, Co. Clare, 065 683 6633

St Tola Goat Cheese is known as one of the premium artisan products in Ireland. It is one of the finest gourmet goats cheeses and has been handmade in Inagh just south of the Burren in County Clare since 1978. We mature our cheese to suit our customers’ individual requirements from young, fresh and mild to mature and more pronounced in flavour. All our products are fully traceable from farm to fork. info@st-tola.ie

Killeen Farmhouse Cheese

Loughanroe East, Ballyshrule, Portumna, Co. Galway, 090 974 1319

Killeen is producing a semi-hard cheese, made from pasteurised milk. We make this in a goat’s milk variety, and also from cow’s milk. The cheese is sold at two months of age. The goats’ cheese is available in plain, or fenugreek. The cow’s milk cheese comes in plain, cumin seed, basil and garlic, and Italian herbs and olives. The mature goat’s cheese won Supreme Champion at the 2019 CAIS Irish Cheese Awards. killeen.cheese@gmail.com

 

Knockalara Cheese

Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, 086 304 0618

We make a range of quality, handmade and award-winning Sheep’s and Cow’s cheese on our small farm in West Waterford. Brought from the farm directly to you, the cheese can be found at our market stall along with a range of other popular Irish and Continental cheese, handmade jams and chutneys, olives and cured meats. knockalaracheese@gmail.com

 

Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese

Ballyneety, Knockanore, Co. Waterford, 024 972 75

Knockanore Cheese is handmade on the Lonergan family farm in County Waterford, Ireland, using raw milk from their pedigree herd of Friesian cows. The Lonergan family have been farming in the lush rolling countryside of Knockanore for over 60 years. The cheese is a hard-pressed, mature farmhouse cheese made in the cheddar style, with a subtle flavour and creamy texture. info@knockanorecheese.com

Knockdrinna Cheese

Main Street, Stonyford, Kilkenny, 056 772 8446

Experimenting in her kitchen in 2004, home chef Helen Finnegan made the very first batch of what was to become Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese using just a few simple household utensils and a small amount of goats milk. Deciding to invest in her passion for good food, Helen began making cheese full time and the first Knockdrinna cheese – a Goats Cheese Camembert, Knockdrinna Snow – was born. orders@knockdrinna.com

Little Milk Company

Barranastook House, Cappagh, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 058 68 555

The Little Milk Company is ten family-run, organic dairy farms in Munster and Leinster, Ireland. We take the milk from our own farms and make a range of award-winning artisan cheeses. Our product range includes Organic Irish Brie, Mild, Mature & Vintage Cheddar and Organic Blue. organic@thelittlemilkcompany.ie

 

Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products

Kilnamartyra Post Office, Clonclud, Macroom, Co. Cork, 026 419 07

Macroom Buffalo has Ireland’s first and only herd of milking water Buffalo. The Farm is owned by Buffalo farmer Johnny and his wife Geraldine. We produce a variety of cheeses including Mozzarella, Greek-style salad cheese and Haloumi. quality@macroombuffalocheese.com

Meadowfield Farm

Garrylough, Screen, Wexford, 087 298 0950

Meadowfield FarmGoats Milk was established in 2015 in County Wexford by local farmer John Joe with his wife Marisa and Family. In April 2018, Meadowfield Farm launched their new product Meadowfield Farm Soft Goats Cheese. This full-fat goats cheese is smooth and light and is made using pasteurised goats milk. This is the only goats’ cheese product produced in Wexford and is made daily by their French cheesemaker Davit. enquiry.meadowfield@gmail.com

 

Mossfield Organic Farm

Clareen, Birr, Co. Offaly, 057 913 1002

Mossfield Organic Farm is located six miles from Birr in County Offaly at the foot of the Sleive Bloom Mountains. This area consists of limestone pasture which produces lush grass interwoven with wild herbs and clover, this provides ideal grazing for the herd of eighty cows. All of our cheese is handmade using milk only from our farm and is suitable for vegetarians. Our young and herbed cheeses are sold after three months of ripening. Our mature cheese is at least eight months old before being sold. info@mossfield.ie

Velvet Cloud (Rockfield Dairy)

Rockfield, Claremorris, Co Mayo, 087 639 0841

Rockfield by Velvet Cloud, one of only of a very small number of sheep’s cheeses made in Ireland, Rockfield is a full flavour nutty, robust tasting sheep’s cheese covered by a thick creamy/grey rind. Aged for a minimum of 90 days the ivory cheese is supple and creamy, when young often with small eyes (holes), slightly crumbly and becomes more firm as the cheese ripens. It is creamy and buttery in the mouth with slightly sweet and nutty undertones. The cream coloured interior of this cheese becomes firmer and darker as the maturing period is extended and the flavour becomes nuttier. michael@rockfielddairy.com

Toon Bridge Dairy

Teergay, Toonsbridge, Macroom, Co. Cork, 087 3457790

Toons Bridge Dairy takes its name from the nearby bridge over the River Toon in the Macroom countryside in West Cork. Cheese is made at the small dairy on site, from cows and sheep’s milk from local farmers and their own buffalo milk. Cheeses made here are continental in style, based on an idea from Toby Simmonds, the pioneer of importing Mediterranean products and olives for his stall in the English Market and various outdoor markets around the country. info@toonsbridgedairy.com

Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese

Curranstown, Arklow, Co Wicklow, 0402 91713

John established Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese in 2005 to supplement farm income. He milks approximately 60 cows and has developed a distinctive range of cheeses using his own pasteurised milk from his herd of Friesian cows. The cheeses are handmade in a purpose-built dairy on the farm by the Hempenstall family, overseen by John and his daughter Mary. They have won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at numerous national and international competitions and Wicklow Blue has especially enjoyed critical acclaim since arriving on the market. wfcheese@eircom.net


Ballymaloe Cookery School
Barba Goat Farm
Béal Organic Cheese
Bellingham Blue
Bluebell Falls
Bó Rua
Burren Gold
Cahills Farm Cheese
Cais na Tire
Carlow Farmhouse Cheese
Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers
Coolacork Cheese
Coolattin Cheddar 
Coolea Farmhouse Cheese
Cooleeney Farm
Corleggy Cheese
Derg Cheese
Dozio’s of Mayo
Durrus Farmhouse Cheese
Fermoy Natural Cheese
Galway Goat Farm
Gubbeen Farmhouse Cheese
Killeen Farmhouse Cheese
Knockalara Farmhouse Cheese
Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese
Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese
Macroom Buffalo Cheese
O’Briens Farmhouse Cheese
Old MacDonnell’s Farm
The Little Milk Company

Velvet Cloud/Rockfield Dairy
Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese


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