Where to Buy

Cheesemakers use a variety of sales channels to sell their cheese. These are summarised for each cheesemaker in a downloadable list of cheesemakers

 Cheesemakers List


Farm Shops

The following cheesemakers have their own farmshops, however many have been closed during the current crisis – see their websites for details.

Burren Gold, Cashel, Castlefarm, Cleire Goats, Corleggy, Dart, Dingle Goats, Dizzy Goats, Durrus, Knockdrinna, Mike’s Fancy Cheese, O’Briens, Toons Bridge (Macroom and Dublin), Wilma’s Cheese.

Online Sales from the Cheesemaker

A growing number of cheesemakers, some spurred on the by Covid-19 crisis, now do online sales on their own websites.  Simply go online , select and pay for your cheese which is then delivered to you.  The following all have online sales on their websites or will have shortly:

Bo Rua Farmhouse Cheese, Ballylisk, Burren GoldCarlow Farmhouse Cheese,   Cashel Farmhouse Cheese,   Corleggy Cheese, Coolattin Cheddar, Cratloe, Dart, Donegal Farmhouse Cheese, Dozio Cheese    Durrus CheeseGalway Goat Cheese, Gubbeen, Hegarty’s Cheese, Knockdrinna,    Knockanore,  Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese,  Milleens, Sabanero   St Tola Goats Cheese,   Toons Bridge Dairy,   Velvet Cloud (Rockfield Cheese)

Carrigaline (via Irish Gourmet)

Other cheesemakers take orders by phone or email and either deliver themselves or arrange for delivery via third parties.  These include some of the smaller cheese makers such as Anna’s Dairy, Ballinrostig Cheese, Dozio Cheese, Minas,  Once Upon a Cheese, etc

Online Sales via Third Party

This is as easy as if you were buying from them direct. Place your order, pay and expect the delivery.

Ardkeen Store

Carrigaline, Cooleeney, Durrus, Gubbeen, Knockanore, Sheridan’s 15, Wicklow


Bo Rua, Cratloe, Durrus, Gubbeen, Macroom, St Tola, Wicklow

Indie Fude

Ballylisk, Cahills, Cais na Tire, Carrigaline, Cashel, Coolattin, Coolea, Cooleeney,  Corleggy, Cratloe, Durrus, Fermoy, Gubbeen, Killeen, Knockanore, Mike’s Fancy, Milleen, St Tola, Wicklow.

La Rousse Foods

On the Pig’s Back

Ardsallagh, Cais na Tire, Cashel, Coolea, Cooleeney, Corleggy, Cratloe, Durrus, Gubbeen, Hegarty, Killeen, Milleens, Wicklow

Pallas Foods

Ardsallagh, Bally Goats, Bluebell Falls, Cahills, Carrigaline, Cashel, Cooleeney, Cratoe, Durrus, Fivemiletown Boilie, Gubbeen, Killeen, Knockanore, Macroom, Milleens, Old Irish, St Tola, Wicklow


Ardsallagh, Ballyhubbock, Cahills, Cais na Tire, Cashel, Coolea, Cooleeney, Boyne Valley, Derg, Durrus, Gubbeen, Hegarty, Killeen, Knockanore, Mike’s Fancy Cheese, Milleens, Sheridan’s 15, St Tola, Wicklow


Carrigaline, Cooleeney, Fivemiletown Boilie, Knockanore, St Tola, Wicklow

These are the ones available online – others are available in store


Carrigaline, Cashel, Cooleeney, Fivemiletown  Boilie, Milleens, Old Irish, Wicklow

These are the ones available online – others are available in store

Farmers Markets

Many cheesemakers sell their cheese through their local farmers market.  Click on their Website or Facebook Page for details. These include:

Ardsallagh, Ballinrostig, Bally Goat, Ballyhubbock, Bellingham, Blues Creamery, Clonmore, Cloonconra, Coolattin, Coolea, Cooleeney, Dart, Derreenaclaurig, Galway Goats, Gubbeen, Hegarty’s, Killeen, Knockalara, Macroom, McCarthys, Once Upon a Cheese, Springfield, St Tola, Toons Bridge.

Straw Bale Cheeses attend many Farmers Markets in and around Cork selling Irish Farmhouse Cheeses including the Neighbourhood Food Markets at Ballymaloe (East Cork),  Bantry, Kinsale, Lisavaird, Macroom and Skibbereen.

Flying Cheese Brigade, Co Clare similarly attend the Neighbourhood Food Markets in Limerick and Attyflin, Co Limerick

Specialist Cheese/Food Shops

Dublin has several specialist food shops, outside of Dublin…

Sheridans Cork (Dunnes – Douglas), Dublin, Galway, Kells – Co Kildare, Limerick (Dunnes), Naas (Dunnes), Waterford (Ardkeen)

On The Pigs Back   Cork English Market and Cork Douglas and at NeighbourhoodFood Markets

Iago  Cork

Country Choice Nenagh Co.Tipperary, Milk Market Limerick

The Little Cheese Shop  Dingle, Co Kerry

Urru  Bandon, Co Cork

Fine Wine and Food Company  Athlone, Co Westmeath

La Fromagerie Limerick

McCambridges  Galway

The Cheese Shop  Tralee, Co Kerry

Red Earth Mullingar

The Cheese Press  Ennistymon, Co Clare

The Village Greengrocer  Castlemartyr, Co Cork


General Retailers

Some have specialist cheese counters eg Aldi, Ardkeen, Avoca, Centra, Dunnes, Eurostar, Lidl, Supervalu, Tesco, etc  Others may sell their local cheesemaker’s produce in their local shop.  Check the retailer nearest to your favourite cheesemaker.

Neighbourhood Food Markets

These are virtual farmers markets many are only recently established.  You join by clicking on neighbourhoodfood.ie and choosing a local market. Order your cheese in advance and then collect on the day, time and place arranged for the market. Some markets also deliver. These are setting up all the time and attracting new producers. The following sell cheese:

Abbeyleix, Attyflin – Limerick, Ballymahon, Ballydehob – Cork, Ballymaloe – E Cork, Belturbet, Bluebell –  Dublin, Callan, Carlow, Carrigeen – Kilkenny, Clonmel – Tipperary, Cork City, Dingle – Cork, Douglas – Cork, Drimoleague, Dun Laoghaire, Ennis – Clare, Enniscorthy – Wexford, Glasnevin – Dublin, Kinsale, Limerick, Lisavaird – Cork, Macroom, Mullingar – W Meath, Oranmore – Galway, Owning – Kilkenny, Skibbereen, Toons Bridge – Cork, Watergrass hill – Cork

Below is a list of which cheesemakers attend which Neighbourhood Food markets.

ArdsallaghBallymaloe, E CorkWatergrass hill, Cork
BallinrostigBallymaloe, E Cork
BallyhubbockCarlowDun LaoghaireGlasnevin, DublinGrangecon, Co Wickow
CarlowCarlowEnniscorthy, WexfordOwning, KilkennySkibbereen
CarrigalineDouglas, CorkKinsale
CashelCallanCarlowCarrigeen, KilkennyClonmel, Tipperary
CooleaToons Bridge, Cork
CooleeneyAbbeyleixCallanCarrigeen, KilkennyClonmel, TipperaryGlasnevin, DublinMullingar, W MeathRathcoole
CorleggyBallymahon, W MeathDun LaoghaireMullingar, W Meath
CratloeAttyflin, LimerickBelturbet, Co CavanEnnisLimerickOranmore, GalwayRathcoole
Dinble Goats CheeseDingle
DurrusBallydehob, CorkBantryDrimoleagueKinsale
Galway Goat FarmOranmore, Galway
GlenilenDrimoleagueLisavaird, CorkSkibbereen
GubbeenBallydehob, CorkBantryCork CitySkibbereen
KnocknalaraBallymaloe, E CorkDouglas, CorkWatergrass hill, Cork
KylemoreOranmore, Galway
MacroomDrimoleagueLisavaird, CorkMacroomSkibbereenWatergrass hill, Cork
MossfieldBluebell, Dublin
O'BriensAttyflin, LimerickLimerick
St TolaAttyflin, LimerickDun LaoghaireEnnisGlasnevin, DublinKinsaleLimerickLisavaird, Cork
The Little Milk CompanyRathcoole
ToonsAttyflin, LimerickBallymaloe, E CorkDingle, CorkKinsaleToons Bridge, Cork