Here in Ireland we are lucky enough to have some of the lushest grass in the world, thanks to our geographical location on the edge of the Atlantic. Friesland ewe’s enjoy this grass throughout the fields and crevices of the island.
Sheep’s cheese has been made for centuries on the continent, however it wasn’t until 1988 when Sean and Deidre pioneered Ireland’s first sheep’s cheese, that Ireland could lay claim to its very own Sheep’s Cheese. The cheese crafting process takes over 24hrs to complete before the cheese is matured for 3 to 15 months. Like a fine wine, it gets better with age.
Cratloe Hills Cheese has being perfected over the past three decades, and over the years has won numerous prestigious awards including; Blas na Eireann, British Cheese Awards and the World Cheese Awards to name a few. Today Cratloe Hills Cheese has the honour of being on some of the most highly sought after menu’s on the island, including the Dromoland Castle, The K-Club and The Shelbourne Hotel.