Cratloe Hill Sheep Cheese

Cratloe Hill Sheep Cheese –Cratloe Hill Sheep Cheese at Burren Slow Food Festival
Sheep Cheese from County Clare

Seán Fitzgerald and his wife Deirdre have been producing sheep cheese for a long number of years now.

“A specialty sheeps cheese hand made on our family farm in Co. Clare established in 1988. It is easily digested containing mono-unsaturated fat and suitable for people with allergies.
It contains up to twice the minerals such as Calcium zinc and phosphorous. Ideal with salads, crackers, light wine cheese board or toasted on bread or crackers. It has a mild nutty flavour. As it matures the cheese reveals a complexity of flavours.”

In the mid 1980’s Sean & Deirdre Fitzgerald, traditional dairy farmers, pioneered a new concept in the Republic – sheep dairying. They diversified into Friesland Sheep farming and the production of sheep’s cheese. Their cheese, Cratloe Hills Gold was the first sheep’s cheese to be produced in Ireland. In excess of 140 sheep are milked daily from Spring to Autumn. In the family-run business a handmade cheese is made in a traditional way on their farm. It has a high nutritional value, is easily digested, with no artificial additives, flavours or preservatives. It is ideal for people with allergies. It is easy to digest, and has almost twice the Calcium and higher in minerals compared to cows or goats.

Their cheeses are great on a cheeseboard, for cooking, in salads or on crackers,  accompanied by a light wine.

Here you can learn more about their products and business.

Seán and his team have kindly agreed to sponsor one of their creations as a raffle prize. The admission includes a raffle ticket so visitors automatically take part in the raffle at the door, instant draws and wins!