Norma Dinneen – Bó Rua Farm

Norma Dinneen is the co-founder of Bó Rua Farm. The award-winning creamy milk that comes from the cows grazing on the lush grass of Bó Rua Farm is now being crafted into a range of award-winning farmhouse cheeses. Norma, an electrical engineer, took the entrepreneurial plunge after more than a decade working in multinational roles. With a bursary from the DAFM, Norma returned to UCC where she combined her passion for fine food with lessons learned whilst studying for a Diploma in Specialty Food Production. After completing professional farmhouse cheese training at Teagasc and at the School of Artisan Food, she set about developing Bó Rua Farm’s traditional but innovative cheese recipes. Norma has also qualified as a farmer, having completed the Teagasc graduate certificates in agriculture and farm management.