While working at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska last week I came across a very busy Bluebell Falls stand. I had a great chat with owner Victor O'Sullivan about goat farming (of course!), their range of goats cheese and very attractive new packaging. These cheeses have already won many awards including gold for their Goats Cheese with Garlic, Honey & Thyme at the Irish Cheese Awards at Bloom.
Bluebell Falls is a family run business owned by Victor and his wife Breda near Charleville in Cork. As you might imagine these award winning cheeses are very popular in restaurants and hotels locally, however their quality has been noticed much farther afield and can be found in such upmarket hostelries as Darwins, O'Connells, The Dylan and Merrion Hotels in Dublin and the likes of Kai and The G Hotel in Galway. They have also signed up for Origin Green, which is a national food sustainability programme operated by Bord Bia, showing their commitment to producing quality food in an environmentally friendly way.
This is a shining example of how goats milk can produce a high quality, sustainable and perhaps most importantly for Victor and his family, much sought-after product. I wish them every success and encourage you to try it - you won't be disappointed!