Here in the rolling pastures of East Cork, we enjoy the ideal combination of fresh air, fertile soil and rain which produces a plentiful supply of lush grass for our Montbeliarde and Friesian cows to graze. The pure milk they produce is rich, nutritious and delicious – perfect for cheese making.
The inspiration for the name of our farm and our cheese came from our gentle Montbéliarde cows, a breed that originate in France where they are synonymous with traditional cheese making. They have beautiful rust coloured markings, hence the name Bó Rua, the Irish for Red Cow.
Made by Norma using traditional techniques, our cheese is made seasonally while our cows are outdoors, enjoying a grass diet. Our cheese is carefully produced and gently aged to develop a firm yet delicately creamy texture and a full, approachable flavour. We have made it our mission to oversee every step of our pasture-to-plate produce to ensure we bring you the finest of cheese.
We have been honoured to receive numerous awards for our cheese including Best Irish Hard Cheese at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards, 2019.
“Creamy, mellow and rather nutty with a very balanced finish of sweet and savoury caramel notes”
– Joe McNamee, The Menu, The Irish Examiner