|Coolea in brine|
The first permanent dairy school - and the first to take women students - was established at Munster in County Cork in 1880. An early example of that Irish county’s disproportionate influence on the fortunes of British and Irish cheese, it was well regarded enough to send cheesemaking teachers to the Cheshire Dairy Institute in Worleston in 1886 - predecessor of the Reaseheath Agricultural College, where Lucy Appleby would eventually go to hone her cheesemaking craft.
from A Cheese Monger’s History of the British Isles by Ned Palmer (2019). Very Highly Recommended.