Master Cheesemonger Kevin Sheridan will host a tasting of four of Ireland’s great raw milk farmhouse cheeses. He will give some history of Irish farmhouse cheese and discuss why raw milk makes the best cheeses. He will also discuss why raw milk cheese making has been under threat in Ireland and across the world. ‘’ Raw-milk cheese is more than a wonderful food; it is a deeply embedded expression of our finest traditions. It is both an art and a way of life. It is a culture, a heritage and a cherished landscape. And it is under threat of extinction. Under threat because the values it expresses are in opposition to the sanitation and homogenization of mass produced foods’’
- Slow Food Manifesto in Defense of Raw Milk Cheese
There will also be an opportunity to taste local cider and apple juice along with the cheeses.