BLOG: A local food hero

Added: 08/05/2017
BLOG: A local food hero

Discover the incredible tastes of one of the island's most prestigious cheeses, which has its home on the Shannon-Erne Blueway.

Corleggy Cheese

Tucked away within the soft rolling hills of County Cavan sits one of the area's prettiest hamlets. Here, surrounded by craggy stone walls and quiet country lanes, is a fairytale-style white cottage fringed with Santa-coloured red. This is the home of Corleggy Cheeses, whose name aptly translates as "little windy hill".

It's an unassuming little place for the hand-crafting of a cheese that has been ranked in the top 2% in the world, when it won a Super Gold at the 2016 World Cheese Awards. But for Corleggy, small is beautiful and these raw milk goats', sheep and cows' cheeses are made in limited batches from milk that comes from the rich, green pasturelands of County Cavan.

Easily one of the Shannon-Erne Blueway's most prestigious food products, Corleggy can be found at markets and delis, as well as on menus from top local restaurants, including the Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill. (corleggycheeses.ie)

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