Frequently Asked Questions!
What is Sustainable Farming?
All the cheeses that are produced at Inagh Farmhouse Cheese are foods that are produced using farming methods that do not involve synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation or industrial solvents. The farming methods protect our biodiversity by maintaining suitable habitats for plants, animals and wildlife and encourages people to buy their food locally and in season. Please see our new page for all about sustainable farming, tourism and living in the countryside
How can we book a farm tour?
Please look at the tours tab at the top of the page for full details. Please note that there are no tours on Saturdays, Sundays, or Bank Holidays.
How can I get St Tola into my shop?
Contact Grainne at St. Tola on Tel: 065 683 6633 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise distribution either directly or through a wholesaler if it is more convenient for you.
How should I store my St. Tola Goat Cheese?
St. Tola cheeses are handmade cheeses, to which no additives or preservatives have been added. Our cheeses behave like living organisms and as they mature, they become more distinctive in flavour. They will continue to mature in your premises if stored properly. Our cheeses should not be wrapped in cling film, as they need to be able to breathe like you or me!
Please store in cheese paper or greaseproof paper. We do not create a synthetic rind to put on our soft St. Tola range (logs, crottin and slices). Instead, we develop a natural geotritum mould rind, and this grows as the cheese matures. It works to protect the cheese and enhance the flavour. As in all good artisanal cheeses, other natural moulds, usually green or blue, may also develop, but these cause no harm. Many cheese lovers actually look for these moulds before purchasing! The rind is just removed before the cheese is consumed or used for cooking.
We mature our cheese to suit our customers’ individual requirements from young, fresh and mild to mature and more pronounced in flavour.
All our cheeses are best stored between 4-7 degrees Celsius (38-45F).
To enjoy them at their fullest, always bring to room temperature before serving as this brings out the full flavours of the cheese.
How long will my cheese last after I open it?
Not long as it’s so delicious you'll eat it all! Once opened, the Original and Divine should be eaten within 3 days. The log and the crottin will last longer as they will mature on and hopefully just improve with age.
Is the cheese made from raw milk or pasteurised?
The Divine, Original, Hard and Greek style cheeses are all pasteurised.
Our logs, ash logs and crottin cheeses can be supplied either raw or pasteurised. All our cheeses are clearly marked whether they are raw or pasteurised. Please check with your stockists /supplier at time of purchase.
Is St-Tola Goat Cheese vegetarian?
All our raw milk cheeses are made with traditional animal rennet. All our pasteurised cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet. Our hard cheese, although pasteurised is made with animal rennet.
What is the fat content of this cheese?
Our cheeses are low in fat and salt which is great for anyone watching their diet! The soft cheese has a fat content of between 14% for the Divine to 18.2% for the Log and Original. Please look at our Health and Nutrition page for all the nutritional information on our cheeses,
Do you have full traceability on your products?
All our products are fully traceable from farm to fork. We are fully certified by the Department of Agriculture and as such our farm and cheese house are subject to rigorous inspections.
Where can I find your cheese?
Check out our Stockists section