Dutch by birth Marion move to Ireland in 2004, born and raised on a dairy farm, Marion continued her education into the dairy industry and in particular cheesemaking. Putting what she learnt at agricultural school into practice and utilising her heritage. Marion began to develop a cheese which was akin to the famous dutch cheese, Gouda. This was the beginnings of cheese of what we know today as Killeen, but with a slight twist of using Goats' Milk rather usual Dutch standard of Cows' milk. This created a cheese which held similarities to the traditional the gouda sweetness, but far more delicate and morish.
As popularity soared for Killeen so did Marion herd of Sannen Goats. Marion is currently using milk from their herd of over 200 goats. These goats are particularly custom to the environment conditions of where the farm is located in Drimna West, Ireland.
2019: Supreme Champion at the Irish Cheese Awards 2019! for 5 months matured goat’s cheese, for Dunnes Stores Simply Better range.
2019: Gold medal in World Cheese Awards for 5 months matured goat’s cheese, for Dunnes Stores Simply Better range.