Rockhill House Cheese Cellar
Irish Artisan Cheese & Wine in the Atmospheric Rockhill Cheese Cellar
Stepping in to the Cheese Cellar at Rockhill, you’ll first be surprised by the dramatic change in the air about your face. There’s a special genius in the centuries-old building design when one room can feel so utterly different to all the others. Cross the threshold and you move from warmth and gently circulating zephyrs into stillness and chill – you’ll have to catch your breath!
Next, it’s a feast for all the senses – the distinct aromas, the textures, the smooth and rugged forms of Ireland’s most varied, natural produce. You’ll taste and discover the rich story of Irish artisan cheese making – you’ll appreciate individual makers’ dedication and see their places and personalities coming through in the distinct flavours and styles of what they create.You’ll come to understand the incredible influence of the Donegal landscape and climate on our food – the salt of the Wild Atlantic swept to shore… soft rains on sheltered coves… the warm Gulf Stream coaxing lush growth from rich soils to the north… sweet, bog filtered water… hard, high, herb-speckled mountains shielding great green valleys and the dairy herds that graze in them… fresh, deep lakes and pure crashing seas. And what are the results of all that when it comes to cheeses? You’ll soon see – your taste buds are certainly in for a smoky, creamy, nutty, aromatic treat…
The Rockhill House Cheese Cellar is currently only available to residents.