Ardrahan is a semi-firm, washed-rind cheese. Inside the cheese is butter-coloured, with a texture something like a firm camembert. As the cheese ages, it takes on a smokey, tangy flavour. The thin, crusy rind is slightly sticky, and has a salty, nutty-taste. Ardrahan Cheese is a bit smelly. The smell comes from Brevibacterium linens bacteria…
There are two varieties of Boilie Cheese. One variety is made from cow’s milk; the other, made from goat’s milk, is called “Goat’s Boilie.” Both are roughly-formed balls of cheese, marinated in sunflower oil, garlic, herbs and pink peppers. They are sold in the marinade in 7 oz (200 g) glass jars, or 2 ¼…
Carrigaline Cheese is a semi-firm farmhouse cheese with a spongey-texture from the many small holes in it. It has a mellow, almost sweet taste. It is made in County Cork, Ireland.
Cashel Blue Cheese is an Irish farmhouse blue cheese made from the pasteurized milk of Holstein-Friesian cows. It is thick and creamy, the colour of butter.
Clonmore is an Irish cheese made from pasteurised goat’s milk and curdled with vegetarian rennet. It is a firm, white cheese with small holes in it sold coated in beige wax.
Coolea is an Irish Gouda-style cheese made from milk from Holstein and Freisian cows. It is sold in yellow-wax coated wheels.
Durrus is an Irish, semi-soft cheese with a washed, yellowish-grey rind made from raw cow’s milk.
Killeen Cheese is an Irish farmhouse cheese in the style of Gouda. Inside, it is firm, and cream-coloured with small holes. Versions are made with both raw and pasteurized milk.
Milleens Cheese is a flat, round cheese with a wrinkled peach to orange-coloured. Inside, it is pale-yellow, and semi-firm to soft to liquid, with a spicy, unique aftertaste. As it ages, it develops a barnyard aroma.