Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella

Macroom, Ireland
Cheese

A herd of Italian Water Buffalo on a farm in North Cork? It may sound quixotic – but Macroom Buffalo Cheese, the passion project of farmer Johnny Lynch – is Ireland’s only herd of water buffalo and their milk produces Johnny’s award winning cheese. They welcome groups of visitors (if you contact them through their website) and the farm hosts open days once a month.

The Lemon Leaf Cafe

Cork, Ireland
Café

A fab option for Brunch at weekends in the harbour town of Kinsale, a relaxed 35 minute drive from the City Centre – an extensive, quality brunch menu is available at The Lemon Leaf Cafe.

Macroom Farmers Market

Macroom, Ireland
Farmers Market

Macroom Farmers Market is hosted by Fin's Garden Centre Macroom, and takes place every second Sunday from 11am until 3.30pm.

Toonsbridge Dairy

County Cork, Ireland
Cheese

An authentic Italian cheese-making dairy in deepest West Cork – Toons Bridge head cheesemaker Franco Picciuolo uses local raw cow and sheep’s milk to produce a range of award winning cheeses. You can visit, see how the cheese is made, eat a pizza from their own wood fired ovens and enjoy a slice of the Piedmont & Tuscany in the heart of West Cork.

Ardrahan Dairy

Kanturk
Cheese

Artisan farmhouse cheese producer.

Ummera Smoked Products

Cork, Ireland
Smoked Foods

About a 45 minute drive from the city, in the little village of Timoleague, you’ll find one of Ireland’s biggest and longest-established Smokehouses. Anthony Creswell and his team at Ummera are happy to welcome visitors, who can see the process and sample their smoked and preserved fish, chicken, duck and bacon.

West Cork Distillers

West Cork, Ireland
Bevarages

West Cork Distillers was founded in 2003 by close friends Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy & John O’Connell in the historic fishing port of Union Hall, West Cork. Ger & Denis had been deep sea trawler men while John was a research & development scientist for some blue chip food & beverage companies.

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Cork, Ireland
Farmers Market

Each October, experience two nights of fine dining in the restaurants of the famous foodie harbour town of Kinsale, about half an hour’s drive from the city centre. Kinsale is a medieval harbour town, surrounded by high hills topped with ancient forts and castles – and it is one of our great gourmet hotspots.

Munster Brewery

Youghal, Ireland

Twin brothers Padraig and Adrian Hyde say they like to talk about beer as much as brew it. Almost. At their medal-winning Munster Brewery, the brothers welcome all parties, big and small, to the port town of Youghal, once home to the Elizabethan explorer, adventurer and beer-lover Sir Walter Raleigh.

Rosscarbery Recipes

West Cork
Meats

International award winning black and white pudding made by us in our own processing unit in Caherbeg, Rosscarbery, West Cork, from locally produced Irish pork.