Eamonn and Patricia Lonergan began making cheese on the family farm in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford in 1987. The farm, situated in the Blackwater Valley, has some of the best grazing land in Ireland.
Lonergan's father worked hard to cultivate a pedigree herd of Friesian cattle and this is still a key aspect of the farm. The land, coupled with the quality of herd, helps Knockanore to produce the best milk. In turn, this is produced into an accessible cheddar cheese, using a combination of traditional and modern cheesemaking and ageing techniques.
Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese are committed to ensuring that 80% of all packaging and packaging materials come from recyclable materials.
Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese are involved in their local community through sponsoring school and sport initiatives, including the local GAA team, community hall partnership and the local golf team.