Ardrahan Farmhouse Cheese was founded in 1983 by Eugene and Mary Burns at their family farm in Kanturk, County Cork. Today the business is run by Mary and her son Gerald. Ardrahan cheese is a handmade semi-soft, washed rind cheese. It is made from pasteurised cow’s milk from the cows on the Ardrahan farm, vegetarian rennet and natural starter culture by traditional methods. Similar cheeses would be Swiss Appenzeller or Munster.
Following the success of Ardrahan Farmhouse cheese, Mary has now launched two further products, Duhallow Farmhouse cheese named after the locality and Lullaby milk.
I love this image of Mary as her personality shines through and after the shoot she gave me a slice of one of the nicest fruit meringues I have ever tasted.