6 Great Irish Cheeses Slideshow
March 30, 2011
This semi-firm raw cows' milk from Co. Cork is washed in brine regularly when it's young. It develops a bit of a grainy crust when well-aged. and goes great with big red wines.
A washed rind farmstead cow's cheese made on the Ardrahan Farm in Kanturk, Co. Cork. It's best when allowed to become fully creamy, and goes great with a well-aged Irish whiskey.
A semi-soft, white, bloomy-rind cow's milk cheese from County Tipperary. It's a pasteurized cheese from a farmstead that does a small, limited production. Dunbarra is super creamy with a lush, almost buttery mouthfeel.
This handmade, pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese from Tipperary has beautiful bluing, great flavor, and is nicely matched with a fortified wine and stout beer.
Made in Shull, Co. Cork using pasteurized milk from the Gubbeen family farm. Gubbeen develops a great earthy, forest floor flavor — it's almost reminiscent of mushrooms. Pair this with aged, big red wines.
Make sure you get the aged version of this organic goat cheese from Co. Clare. It's creamy with a nice wrinkly rind, and goes great with crispy white wines and lagers.