Belfast Telegraph

Down farm's blue cheese venture

Northern Ireland’s first blue cheese made from goat’s milk has been pioneered by a Co Down farm.

Saintfield’s Leggygowan Farm used an Invest NI innovation voucher to access the knowledge and expertise in cheese production at Loughry agricultural college.

The novel result of farm diversification the new semi-soft cheese product comes from the farm of brothers Adam, Ryan and Jason Kelly and their 100 goats.

“Unlike the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, Northern Ireland doesn’t have a farmhouse cheese tradition and goat’s blue cheese is not readily available here,” Adam told the Irish News business section.

Popular bookseller remembered nearly 70 years on

THE death of a popular Belfast bookseller acclaimed for his ability to supply rare volumes to students around the world is recorded in local historian Dr Eamon Phoenix’s popular archive.

The Irish News’ ‘On this Day’, tracing back to March 22, 1943, notes the passing of Hugh Greer, the owner of a unique collection of valuable books, who died whilst at his business in Belfast.

A native of Belfast, Mr Greer went to Australia as a young man before returning home to found his book-selling business.

Mr Greer carried on his local bookshop for half a century and was known by students across the globe for his ability to source rare books and volumes.

Belfast Telegraph