The O’Briens have lived and farmed on Hazel Cottage Farm for eight generations.
O'Brien's cheese represents a devotion to a simple, ritualistic way of life. As a boy, Jim O'Brien watched his father shuffle across incandescent light and low cloud to fetch his cows for quiet, pre-dawn milking. Some 40 years later, Jim still delights in the rhythm of the twilight milking, the sweet smell of milk, and the quiet hours spent slowly mixing and warming it 'til it reaches the rich, golden consistency that characterises the delicious flavour of O'Brien's Cheeses.
By appointment, you can view the dairy farm and cattle and the production of their unique cheeses from the milk produced by their own dairy herd.
Hazel Cottage Ireland
Co. Limerick V94 VK6R