Dozio Cheese  Where the South of Switzerland meets the West of Ireland.....



Cheesemaking in Co. Mayo

We, Danilo & Helen Dozio began making Swiss style cows' milk cheeses in Co. Mayo, where Helen comes from, in 2016, using traditional recipes from the south of Switzerland, where Danilo grew up.  Ancient recipes together with rich cows' milk from Derek & Mary Richardson's farm, just minutes away from the dairy, make for unique and truly delicious cheeses.

Barr Rua, an Alpine style hard cheese matured for a minimum of 3 months won Best New Cheese & Gold at the Irish Cheese Awards 2019.
We also make Ella - semi-hard cheese, Zing - flavoured soft cheese, Danny Boy - fresh cheese & Cheese Beer Kegs - matured soft cheese. All our cheeses are from cows' milk.

Our Green Ethos

In our personal lives and as cheesemakers we have always taken the environment seriously and tried to be as green as possible with
  • top quality locally sourced milk, not intensively farmed
  • solar energy for our electricity
  • a heat pump to heat our dairy and to keep our cellar cool in Summer
  • recyclable packaging & paper packaging when possible
Your cheese is in safe hands
  • DAFM Approval No. 2113
  • Food Safety Management System
  • HACCP 
  • Regular testing & audits
  • All milk batch pasteurised in our dairy
  • Tried & trusted Swiss recipes


Think Green

We'd love to sell more cheese LOCALLY,
why buy imported or mass produced cheese when you have
QUALITY ARTISAN CHEESE on your doorstep?