Missing those strolls around the English Market?
If you’re a Corkonian foodie stranded in Dublin, there’s a very exciting new stop to add to your weekend lockdown ingredient hunt.
Macroom’s famous Toons Bridge Dairy is opening a shop on George’s Street in the capital… and it’ll be ready to rock this weekend.
Jenny-Rose Clarke and her husband Toby opened Toons Bridge Dairy in 2011, a family-run West Cork operation producing authentic cheeses in small batches, using local raw cow, sheep and buffalo milk.
The first Toons Bridge Dairy outlet outside of the Rebel County opens its doors on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 and it will be fully stocked with their most popular cheese products; fresh burrata, stracchino, mozzarella and ricotta.
Just what you need in the fridge for all that stockpiled pasta.
“A huge number of the restaurants we supplied were in Dublin but we didn’t have our own retail presence there. Our online shop suddenly got really busy but we found the couriers, while absolutely doing their best, are pushed to the limits and people’s parcels were sometimes delayed.” Jenny-Rose told Yay Cork.
“We decided to offer a home delivery service with our own vans in Dublin City, which we are starting this week.
“I feel like we are bringing a bit of the countryside to the city, it won’t be slick or designed but done on a shoestring budget, a bit ramshackle and homemade but very much us! The building is beautiful inside and there is very little to be done except put in a few fridges and fill it with food.”
“We will have all of the range that we carry in our flagship market stall in The English Market. And some new cheeses. We will also bring some of our favourite neighbours’ products up as well!”
If the lockdown puts the new shop outside of your 2km travel limit, fear not; you can shop the full Toons Bridge range (try the sweet, caramel-flavoured Smoked Scamorza and the nutty Caciocavallo) online too here.
The Dairy is also selling via Neighbourfood in Cork, with a farm shop open regularly at Toonsbridge too.