Producing farmhouse cheese is a craft that has been honed on Irish family farms since the 1970’s. Take the Cheese Trail and visit a family run farm, watch cheese being made using traditional methods and visit a local market.
St. Tola Goat Farm Award-winning and critically acclaimed artisan goats cheese. Visit the working farm, meet the animals, learn about their sustainable farming practices and of course taste the cheese.
T. +353 (0)65 683 6633 W. www.st-tola.ie Location: Maurice’s Mills Ennistymon, Co. Clare GPS: N 52.90155106 W -9.17675972 Open: Easter-October Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, closed bank holiday Mon
Burren Gold Cheese @ Aillwee Burren Gold is a firm textured Gouda style farmhouse cheese made in the traditional way and using milk from the neighbouring farm. Visit the farm shop at Aillwee, see the cheese being made and taste the different flavours.
T. +353 (0)65 707 7036 W. www.aillweecave.ie Location: The Farm Shop, Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Centre, Ballyvaughan GPS: N 53.091838 W -9.150317 Open: Daily 10am – 6pm
Ballyvaughan Farmers Market Establish in 2003 this bustling and vibrant farmers market is recognised as a premium food market with wholesome quality food from local producers.
W. www.facebook.com/BallyvaughanFarmersMarket Location: St. John’s Hall, Ballyvaughan Open: Every Saturday, May – October, 10am-2pm
Gregans Castle Hotel Award-winning fine dining. Serving creative and modern dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Delight in the signature dish of pickled beetroot & St. Tola Goat’s Cheese Ravioli with Burren Smokehouse trout and avocado.
T. +353 (0)65 707 7005 W. www.gregans.ie Location: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare GPS: N 53.076986 W -9.186287 Open: 6pm-9pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday