Rural Social Sustainability
We are proud to come from a strong Quaker heritage of food production and social responsibility. In creating Cashel Blue®, Louis Grubb had a vision to recreate the employment that a farm traditionally would have provided in a rural community.
12 of our employees live within a 3 mile radius of Beechmount Farm, creating vibrant local employment. 5 families who are involved with the company live on parts of the old farm.
Any extra milk we require to make our cheeses is supplied by farms within a 5-mile radius of the dairy. We welcome groups from organisations as diverse as Ballymaloe Cookery School, Teagasc, and the Department of Agriculture as well as school and college groups who wish to visit the farm. In total, we have 27 staff who work with us at Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers and Beechmount Farm. Click here to meet the team.
Artisan Food Community
Within the artisan food community, we are founding members of CAIS, Ireland’s Association of Farmhouse Cheese makers, and we are also members of the Speciality Cheese Makers Association, an alliance of cheese makers, retailers and wholesalers which promotes the artisan cheeses of the British Isles and Ireland. We work closely with An Bord Bia, Ireland’s Food Board. Over the years we have been consistently recognised as among the best producers in Ireland, by John and Sally McKenna’s Bridgestone Guide.
We are proud to be members of our local Tipperary Food Producers Network, a community of businesses working in the food and beverage sector in County Tipperary. The objective of the Network is to represent, promote and showcase the best of Tipperary Food. We really love being involved with fellow food producers at a local level.