Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cashel Blue

This last week was my final full week in Ireland. On Monday morning I took the bus up to the city of Cashel, which is one hour north of the city of Cork.  I spent the rest of the day touring Cashel. I saw the Cashel Rock, which is a 12th century Celtic cathedral that over looks the city. 

On Tuesday I met up with Jane and Louis Grubb, the founders of Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese. They gave me a tour of their factory, just outside the city of Cashel. I was also able to spend time with their daughter, Sarah and her husband Sergio, as they sampled and hand picked cheese to fill their orders. They explained to me what they are looking for in their cheese and how to care for blue cheese as it ages. That night I headed back to the Gubbeen where I spent the rest of the week helping in the cheese factory. Two more of my cheesse I made were ready for sampling.  I liked them better then the first two, but still are not perfect yet.

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