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…

Midleton Food Festival, Midleton Mid May Arts Festival, Great Irish festivals

  Midleton Food Festival Video I decided to introduce this video in front of what is Midleton’s latest tourist attraction, the Choctaw nation memorial sculpture. This is a memorial to a most surprising and generous contribution to Irish famine relief, by a group of Native American Indians called the Choctaw people. The Choctaw people gathered…

A Taste of Ireland: 12 Mile a Film by Sean Monaghan

  12 Mile from Tall Story media on Vimeo. If you wish to keep up to date with our video blogs please do subscribe to this blog site (look in the bottom right hand corner of the site for a cross and the word follow and you will receive an email each time we post…

A Taste of Ireland: Ardsallagh Goats Cheese

Ardsallagh cheese from Tall Story media on Vimeo.   To celebrate the launch of my new food film ’12 mile’ tomorrow at 12 o’clock here is a sneak peak of the piece on Jane Murphy`s Ardsallagh cheese A longstanding presence at the Midleton Farmers Market, Ardsallagh hard goats cheese is a semi hard, mature cheese. It…

A Taste of Ireland: Sheridan’s Food Festival 2014

This was the fifth Sheridan’s food festival, however it was my first. One wonders how living in Cork during those last 5 years and interested in food & cheese for the last 10 years,  how I had never heard of the festival before. This year it was thanks to twitter I realized it was on. In…

A Taste of Ireland Food Heroes Vol 1 , Charity book

Hi all, I am pleased to announce I have published a new book with all the proceeds going to Twist Soup Kitchens. The book, A Taste of-Ireland.com Food Heroes Vol 1 is a collection of some of the fantastic Irish food producers I have met since I began this blog in 2011. It is available as hard cover,…

A Taste of Ireland The English Market Cork

  The English Market is certainly the jewel in the crown of any foodie’s visit to Cork. Trading as a market since 1788, it feels and looks very much like Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market which it in fact pre-dates by almost 80 years. The hustle, bustle, colour and smells of the English market are truly unique….

A Taste of Ireland Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese

The multi award winning Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese has been handmade by Anne and Pat O’Farrell on their farm at ‘The Rock’ just outside Carrigaline since 1984. The cheese made from pasteurised Friesian cows, is available in 3 flavours, natural, beech –smoked and garlic and herb and are free from artificial additives and preservatives.   The…

A Taste of Ireland: Corleggy Cheese

Ok I am a Fermanagh man and very proud I am of it (especially today when my old school St Michaels won the Mc Rory cup [Ulsters premier schools GAA champonship] for the third time, yours truly was on the team 20 yrs ago when we won it for the second time) , but let…

Castlemary Goats Cheese Cork

New cheeses are appearing all over Cork every year, it is getting hard to keep up! Luckily Castlemary goats cheese is made only 10 minutes from where I live and can definitely be termed my most local cheese. This vibrant goats cheese (Goat cheddar and log) is made by the equally vibrant Olive & John…

Durrus Irish Farmhouse Cheese

Durrus Farmhouse Cheese is a raw milk cheese made using traditional methods in an upland valley on the Sheeps Head Peninsula in Co Cork Ireland. The cheese has been handmade by Jeffa Gill since 1979 and it is recognised as one of the finest modern Irish farmhouse cheeses made by traditional methods. Durrus Farmhouse Cheese…

Ardrahan Farmhouse Cheese

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…