Fodor's Expert Review Gubbeen Farmhouse Products
About 27 km (17 miles) west of Skibbereen, farmer Tom Ferguson tends a herd of prize cows, whose rich milk is made into creamy cheese by his wife, Giana. The fresh-straw piggery allows its lucky pigs to have a view of Roaring Water Bay, one of the most scenic corners of Ireland. Tom and Giana's son, Fingal, runs the smokehouse (great smoked bacon, chorizo, and salamis), while daughter Clovisse grows organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Products are sold at Neal's Yard in London and West Cork's Farmers' Markets, and can also be bought direct from the farm. Order produce in advance via the website to make sure of getting what you want.