Knockanore Cheese is a hard-pressed, mature farmhouse cheese made in the cheddar style, using raw cow’s milk. Knockanore’s more-ish, subtle flavour and rich creamy texture offers a real taste of the lush farmland on which the cows graze. It comes in vintage red and white, or flavoured with spices and herbs and perhaps most famously Oakwood smoked.
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Why is Knockanore Cheese unique?
- The quality of land upon which the cows graze on the farmlands of the Knockanore valley and the pastures along the Blackwater River.
- The pedigree herd of Friesians which the Lonergan family have worked so hard to build through careful breeding and selection.
- The use of raw milk to produce the cheese which adds a subtle layer of complexity.
- The traditional processes used in cheese making, combined with the use of modern techniques in the long maturation period of the cheese, all taking place within a modern and purpose built facility on the farm.