Award-winning goats cheese from county Cork
Fresh goats cheese straight from the farm produced by Bluebell Falls, a family business run by Victor & Breda O’Sullivan in Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork. Breda, the cheesemaker, is overseeing every aspect of production and packaging. Morning and evening milk is used to make each daily batch of fresh Bluebell Falls cheese, in the following varieties:.
- Bluebell Falls Original
- Bluebell Falls Honey
- Bluebell Falls Pepper
Production is a traditional natural process, with milk transferred direct from the milking parlour to the dairy each day. Milk is chilled, pasteurised, and made into curds with vegetarian rennet.
“From field to customer with nothing added and nothing taken away.”
Awards for this amazing cheese include:
- Shortlisted for the Quality awards 2015
- Silver and bronze medal winner at Bloom 2014
- Winner of Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2014
- Winner of best start up in Charleville in 2014
The healthy facts about goats cheese:
It has fewer calories than cow’s cheese.
Goat cheese clocks in at just 75 calories per ounce—significantly less than popular cow cheeses like mozzarella (85), brie (95), Swiss (108), and cheddar (115).
It also has more vitamins and minerals than cow’s cheese.
Goat’s milk is richer in essential nutrients vitamin A, vitamin B, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.
It’s easier to digest.
Goat milk has less lactose and a slightly different protein structure than cow’s milk. These subtle shifts actually make a big difference: Even people who are allergic to cow’s milk can usually drink goat’s milk without issue.
Goats are easier on the earth.
Since they’re smaller than cows, they require less space and less food. Goats can also survive in places where other dairy animals literally can’t: They’re opportunistic foragers who happily munch on a wide variety of plants that cows won’t eat, like desert scrub, weeds, trees, shrubs, and aromatic herbs.