Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend, 27th -31st October 2011
During the October Bank Holiday Weekend, Bord Bia aims to raise awareness of the breadth of Irish farmhouse cheeses and craft beers available to consumers by initiating the Irish Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend. At present, there are 50 farmhouse cheese makers in Ireland producing over 140 varieties of cheese and 15 craft brewers producing over 40 beers. Both crafts are not just about the flavour but also the people, personalities, places and stories behind them.
To celebrate this, Bord Bia asked producers and foodies to hold a tasting event, talk or demonstration in an effort to show that craft beer (not just wine!) is an excellent accompaniment to cheese. Events are being held nationwide in cheese-houses/farms, breweries, restaurants, pubs, gastropubs, off-licences, markets and other venues. A full listing of events is below. More events will be added to this in the run up to the October Bank Holiday Weekend. So keep an eye out for an event near you and be sure to pop along to find out all about your local craft brews and farmhouse cheeses.
Click here for event listings. In Cork, Midleton & Mahon Farmer's Markets will hold events as well.