Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese is a small family business offering a distinctive range of cheeses.
The cheeses are made by the Hempenstall family, using pasteurised milk from their herd of 60 Friesian cows in the southeast of Co. Wicklow.
John Hempenstall established Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese in 2005 to supplement farm income. He milks approximately 60 cows and has developed The cheeses are handmade, in a purpose built dairy on the farm, by the entire Hempenstall family, over seen by John. They have won gold, silver and bronze awards at, among others, the British Cheese Awards and have been recommended by John and Sally McKenna.
The range of products includes Wicklow Blue, Wicklow Baun, St. Kevin, Blue Crumble, a natural buttermilk, and a selection of cheddar cheeses. Wicklow Blue has enjoyed particular critical acclaim. Wicklow Blue and Baun cheeses are available in delicatessens, supermarkets and farmer’s markets as well as many resturants throughout the country.