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.
Take a trip out West to Heir Island, travel by boat across the bay to the Firehouse School and enjoy a one-day course in bread baking in this magical setting. An award winning, unforgettable experience on a tiny island set in the wild grandeur of Roaring Water Bay. You’ll return on the late evening ferry with a bag of your own freshly baked bread from one of the most magical spots on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Once only opened during the busy season has just been given a new lease of life. Reopened since last year by Lenka Forrest, the Blarney café is filled with a smorgasbord of scrumptious home-baked goodies, and proud users of high-end Badger & Dodo coffee roaster.
In the busy market-town of “Skibb” (in the Irish language, the name means “harbour for little boats”) you will find the Kalbos Cafe and husband and wife team Siobhan and Anthony, serving up breakfasts and brunch made with local produce in a simple yet chic space.
Kevin O’Connell, has been foraging around his South Cork home for nearly a lifetime. He now guides walks which cover all aspects of gathering wild food from the fields, hedgerows and sea-shores.
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.
First opened at Ballylickey near Bantry in 1948, as a simple store selling produce from the family farm, Mannings remains in the same family and has become famous for its farm store and café, serving up and selling local produce and artisan foods. They have a classic Brunch menu at the weekends. If you ask where the ingredients come from, they’ll most likely point at the nearest fields.