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Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Last week we were joined by the lovely staff of Glanbia in Ballyragget for an evening of Beer & Cheese pairings hosted by our very own Helen Finnegan, and Seamus O’Hara from Carlow Brewing. With a line-up including our new ‘Brewer’s Gold’ which is made with Organic cows milk from the Little Milk Company and washed in O’Hara’s Curim Gold, a great night was had by all!

“A Sports and Social Club event was organised in con

junction with Knockdrinna after I came across an article online about beer and cheese pairings. This was a novel concept to me and I thought it would at least be a very interesting and different event to run. The Brewery Corner has been nicely renovated and is a lovely pub, (I will be back), with a great selection of Irish craft beers on tap. The beauty of the cheese and beer tasting is getting to enjoy a sample of a number of different beers (ale, stout, larger) if you can’t make up your mind. For the tasting, we were all presented with a paddle of 5 beers and a beautiful selection of cow, sheep and goats cheeses from Knockdrinna. We were given the suggested pairings and I was amazed at how well they mixed – far nicer than cheese and wine in my opinion. Hearing a little about both companies was a nice addition too. This is an event I would highly recommend, it’s a little different but is a fantastic demonstration of the great local crafts on offer. This may even have inspired some unusual Christmas present ideas!”

Órla, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited, Ballyragget

If you are interested in booking a staff night or private party for some beer and cheese tasting fun, please email

Looking for some unique & tasty gift ideas for Christmas? Visit our online Christmas Shop, where we have lots of Irish Food gifts for all budgets – starting from as little as €8!

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