We’re just going to come out and say it: Tipperary food and drink is the best in the world. It’s true!

Tipperary’s cuisine is renowned for its unrivalled quality with the Golden Vale, fresh mountain waters, lush rolling hills, fertile soil, and varied weather. From Blackcastle beef, Crossogue marmalade, Brookfield bee products, Cashel Blue Cheeses and Apple and Magner’s farms, – Tipperary is a culinary heaven for foodie lovers.

There is no better way to experience a destination than visiting the farms where the food is produced. Chat with the farmers – discover #TheInsideTipps, taste the food on the farm and maybe even bring home a taste of Tipperary to your loved ones.

So, loosen up your belt and prepare to taste your way around Tipperary’s great food!

The Apple Farm

At The Apple Farm we love all the fruits we grow. We also love showing people how the fruits are grown, and what we can make with them too.

A tour of the farm begins with looking at a crop or two (weather dependent), where we discuss interesting aspects of fruit growing, managing plants, and minding them so that they stay healthy. How ecology and agriculture interact often comes into the topic, as questions often lead the direction of the conversation.

Depending on the time of year, we may be making a juice or cider product, or something else using our fruits. It is possible to see the processing and equipment, to get an idea for what happens in a food-production business. Sometimes it is possible to taste a freshly made product during the tour. If not, the last part of the tour involves a product tasting, and look at the farm shop, where we sell our fruits and products.

WHERE: Moorstown, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, E21 YX33.

TOUR DETAILS: A tour lasts 1 to 1.5 hours. Our minimum group size is 6 people @ €20 per person (Min. Spend €120 per tour) For larger group tours, we can arrange a price per person. Please contact us directly. Tours must be pre-booked.

The Apple Farm

Blackcastle Farm Tours & Workshops

Welcome to Blackcastle Farm, a biodiversity focused Bord Bia approved farm outside Two Mile Borris, Thurles where John & Ann Commins have a herd of purebred Piedmontese cattle. Beef products include traditional beef cuts, beef sausages, Bresaola, Carne Salada, Pastrami and other beef charcuterie.

Farm Tour includes a 1 hour tour of the farm and food unit. See these unique Piedmontese animals and all of the biodiversity on the farm which is so important to the Commins family. Option to see ancient ring fort located on the farm also. Tea/coffee and scones with family member at the end of the tour.

Full programme of workshops in the 200-year-old sustainably restored cow sheds, focused on food and sustainable living are available. Workshops include seasonal and cultural cooking, smoking, curing & preserving foods, building a back-yard smoker or clay oven, growing food, herbs and spices, river biodiversity walk, catching and cooking fish, enhancing biodiversity in your space. Join a workshop, meet new friends and live the dream.

WHEN: All year round by arrangement.

WHERE: Blackcastle Farm, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. E41 TK65.

FARM TOUR PRICE: Price per person: €10. Min. charge of €50 applies..

WORKSHOP PRICES: Cost varies for each e,g. ½ day for €80, Full day for €120, 2-day workshops for €230. Workshops include participants sharing a meal with food sourced from Blackcastle Farm and The Tipperary Food Producers.

Blackcastle Farm Tours & Workshops

Flower Meadows Walk & Honey Tasting

Brookfield Farm specialises in artisan food delivered direct to you.

From a beautiful landscape running down to the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary we carefully produce delicious wild flower honey, farm made beeswax candles and tender lambs.

Guests will enjoy a talk on beekeeping and honey tasting. Experience a farm walk through acres of flower meadows on the shores of scenic Lough Derg.

Understand the Irish black bee and the importance of pollinators.

Enjoy beautiful broadleaf trees, magnificent lake views, lovely flower meadows and crops, friendly sheep, birds and wildlife.

Bring home some farm gifts!

WHEN: All year round but Pre-Booking Essential.

WHERE: Coolbawn, Nenagh, Tipperary, E45 EA09.

PRICE: €10 Per person. Min. charge of €50 applies.

Flower Meadows Walk & Honey Tasting

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers Visitor Experience & Tasting Experience

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is a 100% family owned and managed business. When Louis & Jane Grubb moved back to the family farm in the late 1970s, their ambition was to harness the quality of their sweet, creamy milk to make a traditional farmhouse product, and in doing so to provide a livelihood for their family and locality. From this notion Cashel Blue® was born.

Cashel Blue® continues to be made in a traditional manner by the second generation, Sarah and Sergio Furno. They also make Cashel Blue Organic, Crozier Blue – Ireland’s only Sheep’s milk blue, and Shepherd’s Store, our hard sheep’s milk cheese.

WHEN: Tuesday’s from 10am to 4pm on a pre-booking basis.

WHERE: Cashel Blue Dairy, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, E91 FK84.

PRICE: Visitor Experience: €7.00 per person. Min. 2 persons. Tasting Experience: €14.00 per person. Min. 4 persons.

 

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers Visitor Experience & Tasting Experience

Crossogue Taste & Trek

Arrive at the home of Crossogue Preserves, a short drive from Holycross village. You will be greeted by founder Veronica and taste a variety of her 90 preserves, followed by a tour and a talk about the artisan jam factory. After meeting the team who lovingly make the jams you’ll be treated to tea and Crossogue scones in Veronica and Tony’s family kitchen (or Crossogue House).

With an opportunity to buy preserves if you wish, you’ll then be taken on a tour of Crossogue’s farmlands, which is based in the heart of Tipperary’s Golden Vale. Trek around the farm at your leisure on the rural path created for walkers and horse-riders alike before sampling your next Tipperary treat.

WHEN: Thursday 3rd June, Thursday 17th June, Thursday 1st July, Thursday 15th July, Thursday 29th July, Thursday 12th August, Thursday 26th August and Thursday 8th September.

WHERE: Crossogues Farm, Holycross, E41 W6Y8

PRICE: Visitor Experience: €20.00 per person. Maximum 10 persons. Minimum charge €100. Pre-booking 24 hours in advance is essential via email: info@crossoguepreserves.com. Group bookings welcome (Min 5 persons, Max 10 persons).

Crossogue Taste & Trek

Galtee Honey Farm Beekeeping & Honey Tasting Experience

Galtee Honey Farm keep 200 hives of Native Irish Black Honey Bees. They are involved in the conservation of this threatened honey bee. Their bees collect wildflower honey throughout the Galtee Vee Valley. Candles are handmade from the beeswax they produce.

Honey Farm is open for visits on select Saturdays during the summer of 2021. Please log onto their online shop for dates and more information on www.galteehoney.com

WHERE: Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Tipperary, E21 YR64

TOUR PRICE: 2 hour visits are €35 per adult and €20 per child.

Galtee Honey Farm Beekeeping & Honey Tasting Experience

Magners Farm

Magners Farm is a pasture raised egg farm in Moyglass, Fethard. Kylie Magner and her family sell fresh, delicious eggs reared on their lush fields. The hens are truly free range, spending their days out on pasture foraging and their nights tucked up in their warm sheds. The eggs they produce are incredibly fresh and nutritious due to the time the hens spend outside in daylight and their
varied diet.

On your visit, take a walk around the farm with Kylie and learn how the egg laying process happens. Watch the eggs being collected, graded and packed.

WHEN: May to September. Pre Booking Essential.

WHERE: Moyglass, Fethard, E91 E528

FARM TOUR PRICE: Price per person: €10. Min. charge of €100 applies.

Eggs and award winning chicken bone broth on sale.

Magners Farm