Leggygowan Farm, a Northern Irish artisan cheesemaker, has produced a new semi-hard goat’s cheese
This comes after the business launched the first goat's blue cheese to be made in Northern Ireland.
Adam Kelly, one of the three brothers that run the family business, said, “We decided to launch a white goat's cheese because of the very positive feedback that we received when we launched the blue cheese back in March. Indeed many of the independent retailers that we are supplying suggested that we should develop a standard goat's cheese.
“It wasn't a difficult decision for us. We produced the goat's cheese a couple of weeks ago and trialled it at agriculture shows. The response was good and so we decided to push ahead with production using milk from our own herd that includes a number of Nubians.
“We've found that there's a growing demand in Northern Ireland for distinctively Irish farmhouse cheese, and we've already had a number of approaches through our Facebook page from cheese lovers.
“The contacts in Britain and the Republic of Ireland are keen to taste our blue cheese in particular. These contacts have led us to consider how best to ensure effective distribution to both of these important markets which have a stronger farmhouse cheese tradition than is the case in Northern Ireland,” he said.