The original producers of Lavistown Cheese, Roger and Olivia Goodwillie are mainly known nowadays for the rural courses they run at their Study Centre - and for their superb sausages, which have been a stalwart in the restaurant at Kilkenny Design for years and are to be seen on many a fine menu in the area.
A true free-from product, Lavistown Gourmet Sausages are made from pure Irish pork, without any preservatives, nitrates or nitrites - and no fillers (rusks, bread) so, unlike most sausages, they are also gluten free and suitable for coeliacs. They’re made in several versions, flavoured with various spices and/or garlic and they freeze well so it’s wise to stock up when you find them.
And then there are the courses, which are quite unlike anyone else’s - whoever would have thought of putting on a course for Upcycling Furniture? (It’s what we used to call doing up junk). Great idea anyway, and there’s freshness and fun about all of their courses - Raw & Living Food, bread making, bee keeping, gardening - and they were one of the first to offer courses in foraging too. The full course schedule is on their website.