Today, you can travel to every part of Ireland and encounter an interesting, distinctive, local farmhouse cheese. The cheese revolution has been steady, democratic and passionate, and it has succeeded for a very simple reason: the people who make the cheeses do so on their own farms, so the cheese speaks of their land, their milk, their labour, their passion.
Farmhouse cheeses are made in a huge variety of styles, from the freshest cheese to the rustic and mature hard cheese that has been carefully minded for years as it edges towards perfect maturity. Making your way through the variety of farmhouse cheeses is one of the great culinary journeys.
Visit www.irishcheese.ie for details of Irish farmhouse cheesemakers.