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A Family Tradition Since 1902

The Cahill family have been farming the lush green pasturelands of Newcastle West in Co. Limerick since 1902. We are one of the oldest artisanal cheese making families in Ireland using time-honoured methods and recipes passed down through the years to create our outstanding speciality cheddar cheese, matured to perfection.

Today we employ a small, skilled team of 20 people overseen by the fourth generation of the Cahill family marrying our traditional skills and old recipes with modern technology. 

We only use 100% natural, locally sourced ingredients with our cheddar being made using pasteurised milk from grass-fed cows. 

Our cheese has won recognition from around the globe having won a Gold Star from the Guild of Fine Foods and Silver at both the Great Taste Awards and the Mondial du Fromage. 

Our Cheese Range

Original
Irish Porter

Originating on the family farm in 1985 this cheese is matured for 10 months and infused with rich, Irish porter to create a caramel, smokey undertone. The marbled effect means it looks as good as it tastes and is perfect with a Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Claret, Sancerre.

lrish Cream
Liqueur Cheddar

A white cheddar with a beautiful Irish crème liqueur. Best served after dinner as a desert cheese this sweet cheddar is another original from the Cahill family. Best when paired with a Sauvignon Blanc.

Cranberry
 Cheddar

This fruity cheddar has a beautiful combination of creamy white cheddar and sweet cranberries. Each bite offers unique tastes and textures – mellow, creamy, sweet, sharp and fruity.

Original
Irish Whiskey

A soft, creamy and quintessentially Irish cheddar made using Kilbeggan Whiskey and matured for 10 months with a deep aroma of whiskey, butterscotch and pecan. Great with a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cheddar with
Garlic & Fine Herbs

This rich, tangy cheese has an exceptional flavour. Crumbly and savoury with a buttery sweetness it's ideal for cooking, a cheese sauce or a cheeseboard. Great with Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Smoked
Cheddar

This cheddar is slowly matured before being naturally smoked with a perfect blend of both Oak and Applewood. This cheese is best enjoyed melted in a sandwich or on a pizza. The blend of oak chips and applewood gives the cheddar a unique and natural taste.

Red
Wine

This striking cheddar with its marbling courtesy of elderberry wine makes for a sweet, fruity dessert cheese or is great in a salad. Perfect for St. Valentine’s day menus it’s a wonderful addition to any cheese board and best when paired with Sauternes, Beaujolais or Sauvignon Blanc.

Cheddar
with Chives

A mellow, creamy cheddar with a plentiful supply of chives and the perfect accompaniment to a full bodied wine such as Shiraz, Cabernet or even a vintage Port.

Spring
Onion

This smooth Irish Red Cheddar with finely chopped spring onion is a strong tasting cheddar with intense flavour best enjoyed on any type of sandwich or cheeseboard. The cheese can be found in most Super Valu’s nationwide in our 200g parchment Barrell packaging.

Wild Blueberries
& Vodka

Original and unique this sweet cheese made with wild blueberries soaked in vodka is a wonderful desert offering or addition to a summer salad. Best when paired with a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chilli & Cracked
Black Peppercorn

This spicy cheddar is a wonderful addition to any sandwich. Visually appealing this cheese is at home on any cheeseboard and is perfect when paired with a Pinot Grigio.

 Vintage 
 Cheddar

Our classic Vintage Cheddar has been aged for 24 months for delicous mature taste. Slightly crumbly but full of flavour. The cheese has quite a crumbly texture and has a beutiful creaminess taste. It has the perfect balance of strong, savoury flavours without being too overpowering.

Our Blog

Ireland – Milk Production

Ireland – Milk Production

Ireland is one of the World leaders when it comes to dairy production. Ireland is well-known for its excellent land quality and our wet humid weather conditions. In Ireland we have over 18,500 dairy farmers and produce 5,400 billion litres of milk annually. The main...

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Grass-Fed Cows vs Corn Fed Cows

Grass-Fed Cows vs Corn Fed Cows

In Ireland the vast majority of our cattle spend 9/10 months of the year outside grazing on fresh grass. The main reason for this is Irelands climate and its ability to grow top quality high yielding grass. In other countries where climates are extreme doesn't allow...

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Cahill’s Garlic & Fine Herbs

Cahill’s Garlic & Fine Herbs

Cahill's Garlic & Fine Herbs is one of our most popular cheese on our product list. The cheese has a rich and tangy taste with a hint of sweetness. This makes for an exceptional tasting cheddar. The cheese has a crumbly texture with a lovely buttery sweetness. The...

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Cahills Cheese Irish Recipes

Spring Onion & Garlic Cheese Scones

Spring Onion & Garlic Cheese Scones

Ingredients 350g self raising flour25g caster sugarVanilla essence175ml buttermilk50g grated garlic & spring onion Cahill's cheddar50g ButterMilk Method Turn your oven to 200 degreesSieve 350g self raising flour and 25g of caster sugarDrop in 50g of real Irish...

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BBQ SEASON!

With Barbeque season fast approaching this summer! We highly recommend using our Irish Porter Cheese on a beef burger. Our Porter Cheese adds a unique caramel smokey undertone flavour to your burger. Why don’t you try it for yourself!

West Limerick Food Destination

At Cahill’s Irish Farm Cheese we are proud to be feaured in the West Limerick Food Series.

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