Cais na Tire
Lorraine and Barry are a young couple from Co. Tipperary who met in secondary school.. They are both from a farming background and have always been interested in agriculture. They bought their first lambs in 2012 after graduating from college. With Barry’s love of sheep and their experience in dairy, they visited Stott’s sheep dairy farm in England in 2012. Shortly after, they purchased 70 Friesland lambs and in March 2013, the first lambs were born.
They now milk 200 Friesland ewes and manufacture their own cheese onsite. They produce two types-a tomme style and a Gouda-style, plain and with herbs- Fenugreek and Chives and garlic. The cheese is aged for 6-12 months. They are very passionate about their sheep and their cheese and have won many awards.
Milk type: Sheep
Style: Hard cheese
Flavour: Sweet & nutty
Age: 6+ months
Rennet: Traditional and vegetarian available
Pairings: Steely white wine such as a Chablis
Season available: Available All Year
Made with raw milk: Yes