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.
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.
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