The Aillwee Caves are world-famous for, well the cave itself. But did you know that they also produce gouda (cheese)? You will be able to buy all of their delicious varieties at the festival.
Burren Gold Cheese, made from cows milk is produced at Aillwee Cave Farmshop, in Ballyvaughan has been in production since 1985. Burren Gold Cheese is Award Winning many times over the years. Milk for their farmhouse cheese is sourced from a very local farm, where their Friesian dairy herd graze the unique rich grasses and herbs of the spectacular Burren Region. Burren Gold is a firm textured Gouda style cheese with a rich creamy taste. It comes in a variety of flavours – Plain, Smoked, Cumin, Garlic & Nettle and for something a little more exotic – Piri Piri.
The Farm Shop at Aillwee Cave is part of a full day out for anybody to visit. They are open daily for guided cave tours and spectacular flying displays at the Birds of Prey Centre. In addition, cheese is made during the months of April to October where the process can be be watched, followed by a cheese tasting. The cheese is available in half kilo and 4 kilo rounds.
The Aillwee Cave have kindly agreed to sponsor one of their delicious 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!