Eamonn and Patricia Lonergan began making cheese on the family farm in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford in 1987. The farm, situated in the Blackwater Valley, has some of the best grazing land in Ireland.

Lonergan's father worked hard to cultivate a pedigree herd of Friesian cattle and this is still a key aspect of the farm. The land, coupled with the quality of herd, helps Knockanore to produce the best milk. In turn, this is produced into an accessible cheddar cheese, using a combination of traditional and modern cheesemaking and ageing techniques.

Product Range Product Range

Knockanore White Cheddar
Knockanore Red Cheddar
Knockanore Oakwood Smoked Cheddar
Knockanore Red Cheddar with Garlic & Chive
Knockanore White Cheddar with Garlic & Herbs
Knockanore White Cheddar with Black Pepper & Chive

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Why choose us

Knockanore's cheese is made from unpasteurised milk with a Friesian herd who graze on natural grass from the local area.

All of its cheese is free from additives, colours and artificial flavourings.

Our Awards

Gold International Cheese Awards 2007
Gold World Cheese Awards 2009
Gold International Cheese Awards 2009
Bronze World Cheese Awards 2010
Gold Irish and World Cheese Awards 2011
Bronze Irish Cheese Awards 2012
Bronze Irish Cheese Awards 2013

Our Accreditations

Origin Green Verified