Here at Cooleeney Farm the fourth generation of the Maher family work the land. Our pedigree Friesian dairy herd is the main enterprise and animal husbandry and breeding receive Jim and Pat’s careful attention.
Quality is the keynote at Cooleeney. The cows are kept in a clean healthy environment. They enjoy the best of green pastures and carefully selected feed to ensure milk of the highest possible quality for the production of artisan cheeses. Our Friesian dairy herd is a closed herd and all replacement animals are bred on the farm. This practice helps to reduce the risk of disease in our herd.
The four generations of Mahers in Cooleeney have built this dairy herd to its present high standard and the first recorded award for quality milk is noted in 1905 records. Our farm continues to receive national and international awards for cheeses.
It’s no secret why our cheeses are so good. Nestled in the heart of Tipperary’s prime dairy country, we’re blessed with peaty soil, a perfect climate and clover rich grass; so it’s no wonder our pedigree Friesian herd only produces the best milk for our fine cheeses.
You only have to try our cheese to realise two things: Mother Nature was definitely a cheese lover and you’ll never find another range of cheeses quite like those at Cooleeney Farm.
Origin green is our platform to maintain and increase, how we repay nature. Through animal welfare, community engagement and waste reduction we have aligned our environmental targets with our strategic goals. In this respect, we maintain the quality of our product, while preserving the land and caring for the livestock that assists us in producing this quality.
Cooleeney Farm produces a range of artisan Irish handmade cheeses on the family farm in Co.Tipperary. We use the milk from our own Friesian dairy herd who graze the fertile peaty land, producing top quality milk and in turn great cheese. Here at Cooleeney we also make artisan goats cheese using the milk from two local Tipperary farms. Our cheeses encapsulate the landscapes, rocky limestone fields and lush green pastures of Co.Tipperary. Our cheesemakers are passionate about the production process and the maturation of their product. Our farm continues to receive national and international awards for our cheeses such as…
Silver World Cheese Awards 2018 (Gortnamona)
Great Taste Awards 2018 – 2 stars (Ruby)
Silver Blas na Heireannn 2018 (Gortnamona)
Listowel Food Fair