Food Tours 2020

Tipperary Food Tours 2020 is a new initiative by Tipperary Food Producers Network in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism, to allow locals and tourists alike to visit the homes and 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 30 members in our Tipperary Network and 3 producers are included in this initiative.

Please choose from the tour options below…

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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