Based in the grounds of stately Ballinacurra House near Kinsale, a half hour’s drive from Cork City, chef David Rice has his Kinsale Gourmet Academy offering a range of one-day or longer courses on everything from bread-baking and BBQ-ing to dessert making and the art of artisan pizza. Fun courses in a spectacular setting.
Cork has just over 1,000kms of wild Atlantic coastline. And the many varieties of seaweed that grows along our coast are now being recognised as a great resource for everything from food and natural fertiliser to medical and beauty products. You can forage for your own seaweed, learn about edible types and taste some of the bounty of the West Cork shoreline with Wild Atlantic Way tours, led by a lady who is passionate about seaweed, Zita Dennehy.
A stylish cocktail bar (which has an impressive menu of tapas and more) and its popular sister restaurant – one of the most fun & stylish places to enjoy drinks and food in Cork, on vibrant, fast-changing McCurtain Street.
When Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, it was part of her pioneering spirit and drive to provide for her family from her own small-holding in West Cork. Jeffa also wanted to capture something of the goodness of this ancient farming land in her unique, hand-crafted cheeses. Today, almost four decades later, Durrus cheeses are still made by hand, using traditional techniques on their own farm.
Held every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. The oldest and one of the most varied farmer’s markets in Ireland, Midleton Farmer's Market is just a half-hour’s drive east of the City and a must see for those who love their food.
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.
This is one of the most innovative craft breweries in Ireland with a range that includes gluten-free beers. They are happy to welcome visitors and your guide will bring you through the entire process, as well as some local history and a sample-session.