Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith pictured with Owen Bailey from Neals Yard Dairy in London and Rory O’Connell, Chef, Author and teacher Ballymaloe Cookery School at 2021 Irish Cheese Awards


St Tola Goat Cheese had humble beginnings as a small cottage industry in the late 1970s. However with Siobhán’s vision and the hard work of her team, she has developed an internationally recognised brand that has won nearly every award that cheese can win! A brief look at our awards will include:


  • 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2023 for both Ash log & Karst 
  • Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2022
  • Finalist at Blas na hEireann 2022
  • Gold at the Irish Cheese Awards 2021 for Log and Divine
  • 3 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2021
  • Gold and Silver at the Artisan Cheese Awards 2019
  • Best Overall Irish Cheese World Cheese Awards November 2018
  • Gold & Silver at Blas na hEireann Oct 2018
  • Irish Food Writers’ Guild Environmental Award 2018
  • Eurotoque Irish Food Producer Award 2015
  • Best Artisan Producer Blas nah Eireann October 2014
  • Premio Roma 1st in Class 2014
  • Supreme Champion Irish Cheese Awards June 2013

Scroll down to see a little more about each of these wins and also some lovely words about our cheese from John McKenna and Kevin Sheridan.


Enjoying the Cuimhneamh An Chlair event here at St Tola