Cheese Trail

– Irish Cheese Trail
– Cheese Making Courses

Irish Cheese Trail

A number of cheesemakers welcome visitors with the prospect of a cheese experience which might include tours of their dairy, or demonstrations of cheesemaking, or tutored tastings etc.  Click on the box on the top right hand corner of the map below to open and expand the map in a new tab.

It is hoped that in the near future the number of cheesemakers welcoming visitors will increase.

Please note that with some of the cheesemakers you must book in advance, check with them first before setting out.  During the Corona Virus Crisis some of these have been closed, check on the cheesemakers website before visiting.

Aran Islands Goats Cheese, Burren Gold (Aillwee Cave), Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, CastlefarmCoolattin Cheddar , Corleggy CheeseDart Mountain Cheese, Dozio Cheese, Durrus CheeseGalway Goat Cheese, Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, Mike’s Fancy Cheese, Old MacDonnell’s Farm, Once upon a Cheese, St Tola Goat Cheese, Toons Bridge Dairy

Cheesemaking Courses

The following Cheesemakers offer courses in Cheesemaking.

Corleggy Cheese, Co Cavan

Dozio Cheese, Co Mayo

Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, Co Kilkenny

Once Upon a Cheese

Other courses include:

The Organic Centre, Co Leitrim

Teagasc – run occasional cheese related courses

Ballymaloe Cooking School, Co Cork

Sheridans Cheesemongers  – also run occasional cheese related courses

Academy of Cheese

The Academy of Cheese is an organisation established by partners in the Cheese Sector (cheesemakers, cheesemongers, wholesalers, distributors etc) to promote  cheese knowledge and provide career development, both within the industry and amongst the wider public.  It has four levels of courses

Level 1 – Associate, Level 2 – Member, Level 3 – Fellow. Level 4 – Master

In Ireland these are organised by the Irish School of Cheese

Run by Avril Molloy, based in Dublin the Irish School of Cheese organises Academy of Cheese courses, designs bespoke cheese training and education programmes for food businesses, and gives masterclasses and cheese tasting experiences to cheese enthusiasts across Ireland.