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The business was started in the late 1970s in the farmhouse kitchen setting of the Cahill family home by David Cahill and his wife Marian.

David, a graduate of the Dairy Science Faculty of UCC, had the technical knowledge and understanding needed to create a unique recipe for cheese. He had seen his mother make butter, cheese and yogurts using milk from the family's Friesian herd. Together with his wife, he had a deep rooted desire to create a farm business with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the family farm for the next generation. Like David, Marian came from a farming background and thus had a strong understanding of working with farm ingredients and animals.

In or around 1978, the family commenced cheese making. The first cheese included chives grown on the family farm. The cheese was named "Ballintubber" after the townland in West Limerick where Marian was born. It was sold in local Limerick markets. Cahill's Farm Cheese was born. The business grew and Cahill's Farm Cheese was the first artisanal Irish Cheese listed in Superquinn in 1984. The family commenced exporting in 1985 and in 2006, the business passed to Dan Cahill, son of David and Marian.

Product Range Product Range

Cahill’s Original Irish Porter Cheese
Cahill’s Original Irish Whiskey Cheese
Cahill’s Ardagh Wine Cheese
Cahill’s Ballintubber Cheddar with Chives
Cahill’s Ballintubber Cheddar with Garlic and Herbs

Cahill’s Ballintubber Cheddar with Chilli and Black Pepper
Cahill’s Cheddar with Irish Cream Liqueur
Cahill’s Cheddar with Blueberries and Vodka
Cahill’s Cheddar with Cranberries

Pack Size available in respect of each product:
Waxed Deli Wheel; 2.27kg
Half moon: 1.1kg
Waxed truckles; 190 gram
Cracker barrel shape; 200 gram
Parchment block; 200 gram
Wedge; 145 gram
Block; 120 gram
Block; 100 gram
Presentation box; 3 x 190 gram

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Asia Pacific Australia China Europe North America South America UK & NI

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Why choose us

Traceability not just to Ireland but to the Cahill Family
Quality, Irish, locally sourced ingredients
No artificial colours or preservatives
Milk from grass fed cows
GMO free
Unlike many specialty cheddars which are extruded, Cahill's is pressed cheddar, thus retaining the wonderful cheddar texture which is lost in large scale production.
Cahill's have a strong ethos of sustainability and are verifiedmembers of Bord Bia's Origin Green initiative.


Member of Origin Green

Our Awards

Silver Medal - Mondial Du Fromage 2017
Gold Star - Great Taste Awards 2017

Our Accreditations

Origin Green Verified