Our Cheese

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Durrus Cheese is made by mother and daughter Jeffa Gill and Sarah Hennessy, and a small team of dedicated dairy staff, in the beautiful valley of Coomkeen just outside Durrus village in West Cork.

Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, with a determination and pioneering spirit to provide for her family from her own small farm holding in West Cork. In developing her cheesemaking skills, Jeffa succeeded in capturing the essence and beauty of the local landscape in her unique hand-crafted cheeses.

Today, nearly 45 years on, the Durrus Cheese range continues to be made by hand, using the traditional techniques and skills that have been passed from mother to daughter. Our small family business is dedicated to producing the highest quality dairy product while staying true to the principles from which we were founded: sustainability, quality, and enjoyment of the work we do every day.

Sarah and Jeffa
Durrus with Brown Bread
Durrus with Fresh Bread
Durrus with Crackers