Visit Durrus Cheese to learn how the Sheep’s Head’s landscape and salt air shape the award-winning flavour of this legendary farmhouse cheese!
The small farm where Durrus Cheese is made in Coomkeen valley is an area of unspoilt, natural beauty. You’ll get to see the cheese being made, chat with the cheesmakers, and sample the range of cheeses produced here for export around the world.
Friday, 22nd March 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Durrus Cheese, Coomkeen, Durrus, Co. Cork, P75 PN81
ONLINE BOOKING ONLY
Visit the small farm where Durrus Cheese is made on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, an area of unspoilt natural beauty.
During your visit, you’ll learn how the Sheep’s Head’s landscape and salt air off the Atlantic shape the flavour of this award-winning artisan food.
Durrus is a semi-soft cheese with a natural washed rind, and it takes the name of nearby Durrus village. Jeffa Gill started the business using milk from her own small herd of cows. She eventually began working with milk from two top quality local herds, and now produces cheese with the help of a loyal team and her daughter, Sarah Hennessy.
The distinctive range of Durrus cheeses uses milk from cows grazing on nearby pastures, some of which border Dunmanus Bay with its dramatic landscape and salt-drenched land.
On your visit to Durrus Cheese, you’ll get an opportunity to meet Durrus cheesemakers, see some of the cheesemaking process, and ask questions about how this family business has grown over the years.
Friday, 22nd March 2019, 10:30am –12:00pm.
Durrus Cheese, Coomkeen, Durrus, Co. Cork, P75 PN81.
€10; online booking essential.
Visitors are not permitted inside the production areas, but you will see cheesemakers producing cheese, and visit a small showroom area for tastings and a talk. Online booking only.