Here on our family farm, 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 cheesemaking.
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 cheesemaking. They have beautiful rust coloured markings, hence the name Bó Rua, the Irish for Red Cow.
Bó Rua Farm farmhouse cheese is made on the farm using traditional methods from the freshest, finest cows milk. Cheesemaking is seasonal, while our cows are outdoors, enjoying a grass diet.
Bó Rua Farm cheddar 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.
“Bright yellow paste with a pale yellow rind. There is a tangy aroma and a farmyard note. The texture is soft but slightly grainy with a good bite. The taste is zingy and long lasting and the texture pleasingly mouth-coating. The salt level is perfect and the flavour mellow and rounded.” – Two Stars Great Taste Award 2020 , Judge’s Feedback
“Appealing aroma and clean, lactic, nutty and almost caramel flavour notes that increase in maturity from the centre of the cheese to the rind. Well balanced and delightful.” -Two Stars Great Taste Award 2020, Judge’s Feedback
“Creamy, mellow and rather nutty with a very balanced finish of sweet and savoury caramel notes” – Joe McNamee, The Menu, The Irish Examiner