Lavistown House

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Lavistown House
Centre for Creative Living, Kilkenny Co Kilkenny
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A true free-from product, the superb Lavistown Gourmet Sausages are made from pure Irish pork …. and there’s freshness and fun about all of their unusual rural courses

Lavistown House

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.


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