Eat Only Irish: Cork buffalo mozzarella and La Cucina’s Irish menu


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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8 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Dying to try some of that cheese! It’d be great if mozzarella production took off here – no reason why not!

    • Caroline says:

      I was thrilled to find it – and there seems to be a right buzz about it now. Hopefully they’ll be able to keep production up to meet demand and get it into a few restaurants as well.

      The Husband – years before he decided to go down the brewing route – was interested in bringing water buffalo to Ireland after spending time with them in Nepal. Now he’s all “I told you so!”

  2. Stef says:

    Read an article about the mozzarella production in the Irish Times but thought they were only selling to restaurants etc so this is great news. Pretty sure the lads have a stall in the Temple Bar market on Saturdays so hopefully will get some there this weekend!

  3. Caroline says:

    The restaurants are still waiting, as far as I know! La Cucina has been on to them and I know that Springfort Hall and the Old Convent are both interested as well but they’re not ready for wholesale just yet.

    In the meantime, we get to appreciate it at home for ourselves. You should definitely be able to get your hands on it at the Temple Bar Market. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Stef says:

    Yeah, got them on the weekend and they were lovely: just had it with some Italian tomatoes, basil and some good olive oil; great stuff all round!

  5. Caroline says:

    Although I loved it on top of the pizza – sweeter and more caramelised than any other mozzarella I’ve ever come across – it really didn’t need cooking. Great texture and fabulous flavour. Need more now!

  6. SJ says:

    I got the mozzerella at The Real Olive Company’s stall on Coppinger Row one Thursday .. it comes in a mix with sundried tomatoes and is delish! I’d love to buy it on its own too though.
    Thanks for the tip off 🙂

  7. Caroline says:

    That sounds like a great mixture – might have to save some next time for just such a blend!

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