24 September 2018
By Elaine Murphy
Events include Cork Cheese Dinner and various workshops
The inaugural Cork Cheese Week will take place throughout Cork from Monday 24th September at venues around the city. It will culminate with a weekend of all things cheese at the Cork Airport Hotel on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.
From Monday 24th of September there will be a number of participating restaurants across Cork who will be featuring a special cheese dish (starter, main course or dessert) to celebrate Cork Cheese Week.
On Friday 28th September, Olivo Restaurant at the Cork Airport Hotel will host the inaugural Cork Cheese Dinner, where each course will feature Irish cheese. The dinner will feature a different chef per course – all of whom are well known chefs within the Cork food industry. The four-course dinner which will be served with wine is €65 per person and tickets are on sale now.
On Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th September, Cork Airport Hotel will also host cheese producers from 11am to 5.30pm where visitors can come and sample cheeses. There will also be live cookery demonstrations highlighting the use of dairy produce, workshops and talks about the cheese and the dairy industry.
General Manager of the Cork Airport Hotel, Peter Loughnane said: “We cannot wait to bring Cheese Week to Cork. It is shaping up to be a really exciting week of events with so much happening across the week at various restaurants and hotels. Cork is a real hub for cheese and dairy production and we are really delighted to celebrate that. It is going to be a very exciting time at the Cork Airport Hotel.”
Sponsors of the Cork Cheese Week include: Bord Bia, The National Dairy Council, Clona Dairy and Cork County Council.
The Cork Airport Hotel is part of the Trigon Hotel Group, which has 334 guest rooms across three hotels in Cork. The group comprises of the Cork International Hotel, The Metropole Hotel and the Cork Airport Hotel. Some of the other events which took place at the hotels over the last 12 months include the Cork Craft Show and the Cork Chocolate Festival.