Macroom Summer Féile 18 Pizza Night Castle Hotel Macroom

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Pizza Night with Local Cheese Makers. 

The Macroom leg of the Old Butter Roads Summer Féile starts off on Friday May 11th with a Pizza Night with Local Cheese Makers. The Event is being held at Castle Hotel and will be featuring local cheeses from fellow Old Butter Roads Food Trails member Toonsbridge Dairy, Coolea, Macron Mozzarella &  Goats Cheese will also be in attendance. 

Date: 11/05/18 . Time: 8.00pm Adm: TBC 

The Castle Hotel Macroom 

The 4 Star Castle Hotel & Leisure Centre has been in The Buckley Family for over 65 years, owned and managed now by brothers Gerard and Don. 

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The Boutique Style Castle Hotel now features spacious and luxurious guest bedrooms including 2 suites, 3 contemporary rooms & several family rooms - lots of choice for you!  All are specifically designed for your needs, whether you are a leisure guests or an executive traveller.  During your stay you may enjoy complimentary access to our Leisure Club. Free car parking and free wifi! Dining options include B's Award Winning Restaurant, Dan Buckley's Bar & The Next Door Cafe. Macroom, nestled between Blarney & Killarney, is the ideal base for touring The Scenic South West of Ireland. www.castlehotel.ie

Cheese Making at Toons Bridge Dairy

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Toons Bridge Dairy  work with raw cow and sheep milk to make over 12 varieties of cheese. They specialise in Southern Mediterranean cheese styles, particularly pasta filata or stretched curd cheeses. We made Mozzarella, Ricotta, Burrata, Cacio Cavallo, Halloumi, Smoked Scamorza and Cultured Butter.

Head cheese maker, Franco Picciuolo, hails from the heartland of mozzarella production, and has been making pasta filata cheese since he was eleven. His innovation and experimentation are key to the range of cheeses made by Toons Bridge Dairy.

Toons Bridge Dairy was  set up in 2009 when they asked their neighbour to import a herd of Buffalo from Italy to milk on his farm. They have since diversified into working solely with local raw cow and sheep milk. Fresh milk is supplied to the dairy from several local cow herds and Vincenzo La Manna's local flock of sheep. 

A Little Pizza Information 

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 The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.

In 1835, Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, traveled to Naples, where he observed that the Neapolitan poor ate nothing but watermelon during the summer and pizza during the winter.

At first, pizzas were sold exclusively by the pie. But in 1933, Patsy Lancieri (of Patsy's Pizzeria in New York City) started selling pizza by the slice—a trend that was quickly picked up by other pizzerias.

 Pizza may have originated in Italy, but countries around the world have developed their own take  on the classic food. In Brazil chefs top their pizzas with green peas, the French love fried eggs on their slices, and in China a crust made of mini-hot dogs is surprisingly popular.

The biggest pizza in the world was 131 feet in diameter, and weighed 51,257 pounds.

For more absolutely useless but none the less interesting trivia about Pizza follow this link