Knockanore Cheese is handmade by Eamon and Patricia Lonergan on the family farm in County Waterford, Ireland, using raw milk from their pedigree herd of Friesian cows. The Lonergan family have been farming in the lush rolling countryside of the Knockanore Valley for over 60 years.
The cheese is a hard-pressed, mature farmhouse cheese made in the cheddar style, with a subtle flavour and creamy texture. Knockanore comes in 3kg wheels and 150g wedges and is available in the following flavours: Oakwood Smoked, Vintage White, Vintage Red, Garlic & Herbs, Black Pepper & Chive, Garlic & Chive (Red)
“We very much attribute the richness of the cheese to the quality of grass upon which the cows graze and the traditional techniques we use” – Eamon Lonergan
Why is Knockanore Cheese Unique?
- The quality of land upon which the cows graze on the farmlands of the knockanore valley and the pastures along the Blackwater River.
- The pedigree herd of Friesians which the Lonergan family have worked hard to build through careful breeding and selection.
- The use of raw milk to produce the cheese which adds a subtle layer of complexity.
- The traditional processes used in cheese making, combined with the use of modern techniques in the long maturation period of the cheese, all taking place within a modern and purpose built facility on the farm.