Dutchman Making Gouda Cheese in Ireland

Dutchman Stephen Bender Making Gouda Cheese in Ireland

I spent a very enjoyable day with Stephen Bender of the Ballinrostig Homestead,

He makes really unique local cheese and a man who is a very considered and intelligent artisan cheesemaker and permaculturist if that is a word. He also plays the flute and makes an awesome apple sherry from his own apples. I was delighted to introduce Stephen to Blath Na Mara since my visit there and Stephen now produces a cheese using their Dillisk.