October is our big month of cheese! Over the month of October, a variety of events will take place in Leitrim which will allow farmhouse cheese consumers engage directly with the product and discover and taste farmhouse cheese, try new varieties, discover usage occasions, and pick up a host of top tips from seasonality to storage.
This Thursday, October 17 at the Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon you can see and taste over 20 farmhouse cheeses. At The Bee Park Resource Centre Farmers Market, Manorhamilton on Friday, October 18 you can hear a talk on cheese including a little history and tasting.
The Discover Farmhouse Cheese programme, a new EU co-funded campaign organised by Bord Bia, is a celebration of farmhouse cheese in Ireland. Bord Bia is encouraging the public to discover the unique character of the individual cheeses and how products are produced on the farm, the transparency of the supply chain, and the story of the makers behind the products.
Farmhouse cheeses are made in a huge variety of styles, from the freshest cheese to the rustic and mature hard cheese that has been carefully minded for months as it edges towards perfect maturity.
For more information on locations and events, please visit www.DiscoverFarmhouseCheese.ie