St Tola Organic Goat Cheese is known internationally as one of the premium artisan products in Ireland. It has been handmade in the townland of Inagh, just south of the Burren in Co Clare, since the early 1980’s.
The cheeses were originally made by Meg and Derrick Gordon, who developed the fine quality of the cheese and helped to establish a gourmet cottage industry in a rural area. In the late nineties, they retired and the business was taken over by their neighbour Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith in 1999.
St Tola became a registered organic producer with IOGFA (The Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association) and is a member of the Slow Food Movement and CAIS (The Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers Association). Siobhan has developed the business from a local industry to an internationally recognised brand. The cheese is still made in small batches to retain the artisanal quality.