From our scenic base – nestled by the river Shannon in county Clare, right on the iconic Wild Atlantic Way, Sean & Deirdre Fitzgerald at Cratloe Hills have always believed in doing things differently – they pioneered the first sheep’s cheese produced in Ireland.
Since it’s founding in 1988, Cratloe Hills has striven to put invention and uniqueness at the forefront of its outlook. This is seen not only in the carefully hand-crafted, true-to- tradition production process but in the special taste of the two blends we’re proud to present.
Bringing over 30 years of experience and an unrelenting passion for high quality cheese making, nobody else in Ireland does sheep’s cheese like the Fitzgerald’s.
As this was totally new terrain for an Irish dairy company, the Fitzgerald’s painstakingly pored over every aspect of the process, travelling to the Netherlands, England and France to learn from the best in the business in order to bring their individuality and passion to their own quality cheese products.
Proud of their flock of sheep and acutely-aware of the overly-processed nature of so much cheese out there on the market. Together, they aimed to formulate and bring to market a cheese made with supreme diligence and care, and, crucially, a tasty, healthy creation that they’d be proud to serve their own children.