Salvatore and Danilo are childhood friends from Uri in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia.  They found their way to Ireland after the financial crisis of 2007. Both had learned to work hard and run a business from their families.  So, they worked their way up and had tremendous success in the hospitality sector of Dublin.  Then the pandemic came along and their prosperity came to an end.  But rather than give up and go back to Italy, they decided to use that time to plan and create something that would be very special.

A year ago, they discovered the good milk and nice grass of Kilkenny and decided it would be the perfect place to produce their own cheese.  So, they opened their own artisanal cheese making shop on Friary Street.  They are waiting for you to visit and share their love of cheese, wine, olive oil and other Italian products with you at Aretesan Cheese House in Kilkenny.