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Durrus Cheese



Durrus is a semi-soft cheese with a washed, yellowish-grey rind.

Inside, the cheese is dotted with small holes, and has a buttery texture with complex aromas.

It is made in two sizes: 380g rounds (5cm x 10cm) and 1.5kg wheels (18cm x 6cm.)

The cheese is made from raw cow's-milk curdled with animal rennet, and aged 4 to 5 weeks.

Nutrition

45% fat

History Notes

Durrus Cheese was created by Jeffa Gill. She had worked in the fashion industry in Dublin in the early 1970s. She bought a farm in 1973 in West Cork on Sheep's Head peninsula. She created Durrus in 1979, with milk from her 8 cows.


In 1988, she switched to using milk from a neighbour's Friesians.

Sources

Bedell, Geraldine. An Irish Round. Manchester: The Observer. 9 March 2003.


Fletcher, Janet. Irish cheesemaker fashions a dandy. San Francisco Chronicle. 11 March 2004.

RTÉ One: The Afternoon Show. Interview with Kevin Sheridan: Christmas Cheese Boards. 12 December 2007. Retrieved February 2009 from http://www.rte.ie/tv/theafternoonshow/2007/1212/cheese509.html

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Oulton, Randal. "Durrus Cheese." CooksInfo.com. Published 11 August 2010; revised 11 August 2010. Web. Accessed 08/29/2016. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/durrus-cheese>.

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