Finding the magic ingredients

The past few years have seen an explosion of interest in local, artisan food among Irish shoppers. But what of the producers who were trying to build food businesses long before it became fashionable?

13th July, 2014
Silke Cropp of Corleggy Cheese displays her produce at last year's Taste of Cavan food fairLorraine Teevan

When Silke Cropp moved to Cavan from Germany in 1985, one thing she missed from home was breakfast cheese made from raw milk. So when she got the chance to own a goat and start making cheese for her family, she decided to give it a try. After all, how hard could making cheese be?

''It turns out it's actually pretty hard. At first, I made terrible stuff, she says. ''But I got more interested, and...

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