Oak Smoked Cheddar

Knockanore Smoked


Maker: Eammon & Patricia Lonegran
Region: Waterford, Ireland
Type: hard, smoked
Milk: cow
Rennet: traditional
Rind: natural, oakwood smoked
Age: 4+ months



Eamonn and Patricia Lonergan have been making their Knockanore smoked cheddar on their farm at Ballyneety, in Waterford since 1987. Eamonn makes a range of vac-aged cheddar type cheeses using raw cow’s milk from his own herd of 120 pedigree Fresians and vegetarian rennet. Currently about half of all the milk produced on the farm is used in cheesemaking.

Knockanore cheddar is made on the farm and selected wheels are then cold oak smoked for ten days using a traditional kiln. The oak used is sourced locally from Lismore. This traditional smoking process results in a cheese with a natural tasting smoke that isn’t overpowering, setting it apart from more common smoked cheeses which frequently use artificial liquid smoke to achieve their smoky flavour.

The wheels are subsequently vac-packed and aged on-site for a minimum of four months. The exterior of the cheese is light mahogany in colour, the paste is semi-firm in texture with a yellow colour. The long smoking process gives Knockanore smoked a full on, meaty flavour that is a real hit with fans of smoked cheese.

Smoked Knockanore is great melted on burgers as it adds a smokey note which compliments the char-grilled flavour of the meat. Finish with a big dollop of Ballymaloe relish and you’ll be in heaven!

Circular Dimensions: 19cm (W) x 8cm (H)

Additional information


Cake Layer, Half Round, Quarter Round, Whole Round, 250g Serves 3-5, 500g Serves 6-10, 1Kg Serves 10-20


Unpasturised cows milk, starter cultures, animal rennet, salt

Allergen Advice

Contains Milk

For a full list of ingredients in Knockanore smoked cheddar, please get in touch at [email protected]

Your Knockanore smoked will be wrapped in waxed paper, and packed for delivery in our eco-friendly Woolcool pouch, guaranteeing a constant temperature for up to 72 hours. The price of the Woolcool pouch is £3.95 which will be added at checkout. Please select a delivery day Wednesday-Friday as we prefer not to ship chilled orders after Wednesday (Mainland UK) or Thursday (NI/ROI) as delays will mean the goods will sit in the couriers warehouse over the weekend and probably spoil.


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