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Jim O'Brien cheesemaker. Photo: Liam Burke

Jim O'Brien cheesemaker. Photo: Liam Burke

Jim O'Brien cheesemaker. Photo: Liam Burke

Limerick dairy farmer Jim O'Brien is on a "career break" from running the home farm and is flat out developing his O'Brien Artisan Farmhouse Cheese enterprise which is being well received in Munster and, in small quantities thus far, in the Middle East.

"I decided to take a career break five years ago and leave the running of the dairy herd to my son James, and go into the cheesemaking business, and so far, things are going well," says Jim (65), who has 180 acres at Hazel Cottage Farm in Ballyhahill, between Foynes and Tarbert.


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