When Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, she started it as part of her pioneering spirit to provide for her family from her own small holding in West Cork and to capture something of the beauty of the area in her unique hand-crafted cheeses.
Today, 40 years on, our cheeses are still made by hand using traditional techniques on our farm in the beautiful valley of Coomkeen just beyond Durrus village in West Cork. We are a small family business dedicated to producing the highest quality product while staying true to the principles from which we were founded which were sustainability, quality and enjoying the work we do.
Best Semi Soft Cheese
Artisan Cheese Awards 2019
Delighted to say that our Durrus Óg has been awarded Best Semi Soft cheese at the Artisan Cheese Awards where over 400 cheeses from the UK and Ireland have been tasted and judged. Thank you @artisancheeses.
Blas na hÉireann
Irish Food Awards 2017
We were thrilled to receive a Gold award at the 2017 Blas na hÉireann - The Irish Food Awards. This great event was held in Dingle, Co. Kerry at the end of September.
British Cheese Awards 2017
We are very proud that Durrus Óg was awarded a Gold Medal in the Rind Washed Soft category and Best Irish Cheese in the 2017 Awards.