Taste of the Week
Knockanore Cheddar with Garlic & Herbs
|Wheels of fresh cheese, waiting to be stored in the dairy. (Bus Bia Tour 2015)|
Eamonn and Patricia Lonergan began making cheese on their farm in the lush rolling countryside of Knockanore (West Waterford) in 1987. The cows graze on quality grass, they’re milked and the Lonergan’s use traditional methods, right on the farm, to make a variety of delicious cheeses.
This one, bought at the shop attached to the Farmgate Restaurant in Midleton (East Cork), has garlic and herbs added. Additions to cheese don’t always click with me but this “blend” is absolutely perfect and our Taste of the Week.
The cheese is made from raw unpasteurised milk and the rennet used is vegetarian.