Winners of the National Farmhouse Cheese Competition Listowel, 2005

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Judges: Barra McFeely and Annie McEvoy

The National Farmhouse Cheese Competition was held for the third year as part of the '05 Listowel Food Fair, the only Farmhouse cheese competition in Ireland, this event is held in conjunction with CAIS.

This year the farmhouse cheese–makers from around the country entered twenty-four cheeses for competition. Judges Barra McFeely from Super Quinn and Annie McEvoy cheese expert for Matthews Cheese Cellar said that the standard of entries were superb.


Class I:Hard cows milk cheese

  Lucy Hayes, Mount Callan Cheese. Drinagh, Co. Clare Gold
  Dan Cahill, Cahill’s Farmhouse Cheese, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick Silver
  Ann & Pat Farrell, Carrigaline Cheese, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Bronze
Class II: Semi-Soft cows milk cheese Veronica Steele, Millens Farmhouse Cheese, Milleens, Bantry, Co. Cork Gold
  Maja Binder, Dingle Peninsula Dillisk, Castlegregory Co. Kerry Gold
  Mary Burns, Ardrahan Farmhouse Cheese Kanturk, Co. Cork Silver
  Maja Binder, Dingle Peninsula Pepper, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry Bronze
Class III: Blue cows milk cheese    
  Louis Grubb, Cashel Blue, Fethard, Co. Tipperary Gold
Class V: Hard, goat or sheep milk, cheese    
  Beni Gerber, Millhouse Sheeps’Cheese The Mill House, Co. Offaly Gold
  Tom Biggane, Clonmore Goats’ Cheese Charleville, Co. Cork Silver
  Siobhan Ní Ghairbheith, St. Tola Inagh, Co. Clare Bronze
Class VI: Soft & Blue, Goat or sheeps milk cheese.    
  Siobhan Ní Ghairbheith, St. Tola, Inagh, Co. Clare Gold
  Beni Gerber, Millhouse Sheeps’ Cheese Pastorello with Caraway, The Mill House Co. Offaly Silver
Supreme Champion Mount Callan Cheese from Lucy Hayes, Drinagh, Co. Clare  



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