Corleggy Farmhouse Cheeses

Corleggy Farmhouse Cheeses - Silke CroppIn rich pasture land beside the River Erne, Silke Cropp makes her wonderful range of goat, sheep and cows’ milk cheeses. Silke is one of Ireland’s longest-practising cheesemakers, and the original, Corleggy, is a natural rind hard goats’ cheese with complex flavours.

In addition, this dedicated artisan now makes Quivvy, a soft goats’ cheese preserved in oil; Drumlin, a hard raw cows’ milk cheese, named after the prettily undulating small hills that characterise the area and made in several flavours; and Creeny, a semi hard raw milk sheep’s cheese.

Handmade daily in small batches, the flavours vary according to season and maturity, but the quality is consistently superb and they’re much sought after by leading restaurants.

The hard cheeses, Corleggy and Drumlin, are delicious cooked as well as for the table and keep in rind for months, improving with age.

There is always a ready market for the limited production available - from carefully selected retailers, online, and from the markets that Silke attends (where you will also find her daughter Tina and her partner Oisin Healy, of Cr?epes in the City).

And Silke offers cheesemaking lessons, so - with time and patience – any enthusiast could have the satisfaction of learning how to make cheese too, although reaching the level of skill that has earned Silke the many awards that she has received down the years would be a daunting challenge.

For more information see the Corleggy Cheeses website

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with: