Eamonn Lonergan- Knockanore Co Waterford
In the early 1980s Eamonn set up his cheese company with the support of his parents Ned & Mai, sister Beatrice and Husband David on their dairy farm. Now nearly two decades later with the help of his wife Patricia and their children Aisling, Orla, Lisa, Edward & Joanne, their cheese is sold all over the world. Its extensive experience in cheddar making, Eamon brings to The Little Milk Company, where he uses our 100% organic milk to produce our creamy full flavoured Mature and crumbly Vintage Cheddars.
Sean, Kevin and Michael-John - The Cheese Hub Drumshambo Co Leitrim
The Cheese Hub is based at the Food Hub, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim. The business was established in 2012 to provide an artisan contract cheese ripening and maturing service to the expanding farmhouse cheese market in Ireland. Here The Little Milk Company’s Mild, Mature and Vintage cheddar is aged, turned, cut packaged and dispatched from here by Sean, Kevin and Tommy. Sean, an affinier (a cheese ager) uses his extensive skills and knowledge to age and turn our Little Milk Company cheese to perfection, while Kevin ensures packing, labels and distribution are always correct and on time.
Carrigbryne Farmhouse Cheese
Paddy Berridge's love of cheese began when he was a boy in Ireland, learning how to make blue cheese at home with his mother. Years later, keen to build on his early experiences, Paddy travelled to Normandy to work with a cheese producer famous for his Camembert. There, Paddy learned the skills necessary to produce his own cheese and ignited a lifelong passion. In 1982, the Carrigbyrne dairy farm was passed on to him by his father. That year, with the knowledge and experience gained in France, he set up Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheese. Within twelve months, he and his wife Julie produced their first award-winning brie. This marked the beginning of something special. Today, over 30 years later, Paddy and Julie still run the dairy farm on the outskirts of Adamstown, a village in Co. Wexford, where they continue to win numerous awards and perfect the craft of artisan cheese production. The Little Milk Company are lucky enough to have Paddy making our award winning Brie with our organic milk in his plant in Carrigbyrne.