Louth farmer’s cheese gamble pays off

When a French farmer offered David Tiernan a piece of cheese during a cattle-buying trip to Besancon, he refused at first, as he didn’t like cheese.

16th December, 2006

When a French farmer offered David Tiernan a piece of cheese during a cattle-buying trip to Besancon, he refused at first, as he didn’t like cheese.

When the farmer pressed him, Tiernan took a bite - and discovered that he appreciated the flavour.

Over the next few years, during holidays in France, he introduced his wife Margaret and sons Leo and James to the Gruyere-type cheese. They liked it too.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago