Summer Food Tours 2021

Tipperary Food Tours is an initiative by Tipperary Food Producers Network in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism, to welcome locals and visitors alike to visit the farms of our hard-working producers.

These tour experiences with Tipperary farmers welcome you to experience the day to day life of a Food Producer and the processes involved in creating some of Ireland’s finest quality food & drink produce. We have a total of 32 members in our Tipperary Network and 6 producers are included in this initiative.

Please note: These are majority outdoor tours and each producer will strictly abide by government Covid 19 measures at the time of your booking and visit.

For any specific tour requests, please send email request directly to producer.

Blackcastle Farm

Blackcastle Farm

Blackcastle Farm Tours & Workshops

Welcome to Blackcastle Farm, a biodiversity focused Bord Bia approved farm outside Two Mile Borris, Thurles where John & Ann Commins have a herd of purebred Piedmontese cattle. Beef products include traditional beef cuts, beef sausages, Bresaola, Carne Salada, Pastrami and other beef charcuterie.

Farm Tour includes a 1 hour tour of the farm and food unit. See these unique Piedmontese animals and all of the biodiversity on the farm which is so important to the Commins family. Option to see ancient ring fort located on the farm also. Tea/coffee and scones with family member at the end of the tour.

Full programme of workshops in the 200-year-old sustainably restored cow sheds, focused on food and sustainable living are available. Workshops include seasonal and cultural cooking, smoking, curing & preserving foods, building a back-yard smoker or clay oven, growing food, herbs and spices, river biodiversity walk, catching and cooking fish, enhancing biodiversity in your space. Join a workshop, meet new friends and live the dream.

WHEN: All year round by arrangement.

WHERE: Blackcastle Farm, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. E41 TK65.

FARM TOUR PRICE: Price per person: €10. Min. charge of €50 applies..

WORKSHOP PRICES: Cost varies for each e,g. ½ day for €80, Full day for €120, 2-day workshops for €230. Workshops include participants sharing a meal with food sourced from Blackcastle Farm and The Tipperary Food Producers.

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Brookfield Farm

Brookfield Farm

Flower Meadows Walk & Honey Tasting

Brookfield Farm specialises in artisan food delivered direct to you.

From a beautiful landscape running down to the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary we carefully produce delicious wild flower honey, farm made beeswax candles and tender lambs.

Guests will enjoy a talk on beekeeping and honey tasting. Experience a farm walk through acres of flower meadows on the shores of scenic Lough Derg.

Understand the Irish black bee and the importance of pollinators.

Enjoy beautiful broadleaf trees, magnificent lake views, lovely flower meadows and crops, friendly sheep, birds and wildlife.

Bring home some farm gifts!

WHEN: All year round but Pre-Booking Essential.

WHERE: Coolbawn, Nenagh, Tipperary, E45 EA09.

PRICE: €10 Per person. Min. charge of €50 applies.

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Cashel Blue Cheese

Cashel Blue

Visitor Experience & Tasting Experience

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is a 100% family owned and managed business. When Louis & Jane Grubb moved back to the family farm in the late 1970s, their ambition was to harness the quality of their sweet, creamy milk to make a traditional farmhouse product, and in doing so to provide a livelihood for their family and locality. From this notion Cashel Blue® was born.

Cashel Blue® continues to be made in a traditional manner by the second generation, Sarah and Sergio Furno. They also make Cashel Blue Organic, Crozier Blue – Ireland’s only Sheep’s milk blue, and Shepherd’s Store, our hard sheep’s milk cheese.

WHEN: Any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, 10am to 4pm (excluding Irish Public Holidays).

WHERE: Cashel Blue Dairy, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, E91 FK84.

PRICE: Visitor Experience: €7.00 per person. Min. 2 persons.
Tasting Experience: €14.00 per person. Min. 4 persons.

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Crossogue Preserves

Crossogue Preserves

Taste & Trek

Arrive at the home of Crossogue Preserves, a short drive from Holycross village. You will be greeted by founder Veronica and taste a variety of her 90 preserves, followed by a tour and a talk about the artisan jam factory. After meeting the team who lovingly make the jams you’ll be treated to tea and Crossogue scones in Veronica and Tony’s family kitchen (or Crossogue House).

With an opportunity to buy preserves if you wish, you’ll then be taken on a tour of Crossogue’s farmlands, which is based in the heart of Tipperary’s Golden Vale. Trek around the farm at your leisure on the rural path created for walkers and horse-riders alike before sampling your next Tipperary treat.

WHEN: Thursday 3rd June, Thursday 17th June, Thursday 1st July, Thursday 15th July, Thursday 29th July, Thursday 12th August, Thursday 26th August and Thursday 8th September.

WHERE: Crossogues Farm, Holycross, E41 W6Y8

PRICE: Visitor Experience: €20.00 per person. Maximum 10 persons. Minimum charge €100. Pre-booking 24 hours in advance is essential via email: info@crossoguepreserves.com. Group bookings welcome (Min 5 persons, Max 10 persons).

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Galtee Honey Farm

Galtee Honey Farm

Beekeeping & Honey Tasting Experience

Galtee Honey Farm keep 200 hives of Native Irish Black Honey Bees. They are involved in the conservation of this threatened honey bee. Their bees collect wildflower honey throughout the Galtee Vee Valley. Candles are handmade from the beeswax they produce.

Honey Farm is open for visits on select Saturdays during the summer of 2021. Please log onto their online shop for dates and more information on www.galteehoney.com

WHERE: Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Tipperary, E21 YR64

TOUR PRICE: 2 hour visits are €35 per adult and €20 per child.

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Magners Farm

Magners Farm

Magners Farm is a pasture raised egg farm in Moyglass, Fethard. Kylie Magner and her family sell fresh, delicious eggs reared on their lush fields. The hens are truly free range, spending their days out on pasture foraging and their nights tucked up in their warm sheds. The eggs they produce are incredibly fresh and nutritious due to the time the hens spend outside in daylight and their
varied diet.

On your visit, take a walk around the farm with Kylie and learn how the egg laying process happens. Watch the eggs being collected, graded and packed.

WHEN: May to September. Pre Booking Essential.

WHERE: Moyglass, Fethard, E91 E528

FARM TOUR PRICE: Price per person: €10. Min. charge of €100 applies.

Eggs and award winning chicken bone broth on sale.

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Ireland's Ancient East
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Munster Vales
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