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. We are proud members of Bord Bia’s Origin Green Programme. 

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. We are also members of Bord Bia’s Origin Green, Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme.

Our Cheese Range

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

Our Blog

West Limerick Toastie (WLT) – Supporting Local

West Limerick Toastie (WLT) – Supporting Local

We are very proud to be a part of a new lunch menu served by the Fitzgerald's Woodlands Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick. The sandwich is very exclusive because it contains local produce produced in West Limerick. This sandwich perfectly highlights what can be done with...

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Should We Eat More Cheese?

Should We Eat More Cheese?

When it comes to eating cheese it can really divide opinion if it is healthy or harmful for you. This blog is going to state the health benefits from eating cheese. Cheese is known as a whole food. Whole foods are known to be good for you as long as you don't eat too...

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New Flavour – Cahill’s Apple and Oakwood Smoked Cheddar

New Flavour – Cahill’s Apple and Oakwood Smoked Cheddar

At Cahill's Cheese we have recently launched our Smoked Cheddar to our latest product range. This particular cheese is slowly matured before being naturally smoked with a perfect blend of both Oak and Applewood. This cheddar has a full bodied flavour achieved by hours...

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Cahills Cheese Irish Recipes

Coming Soon!!

At Cahills Cheese over the next few months we will be preparing some traditional Irish recipes which will  include locally sourced products with Cahills Cheese. Our recipes will be availiable under our Recipe page. The recipes will be prepared with profesional chefs from our locality. All ingredients and instructions will be available on the recipe page. We hope you enjoy these recipes and try it for yourself sometime.

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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