Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Irish artisan cheeses now available at Selfridges

Glebe Brethan (comté-style cheese from Co Louth made by David Tiernan from raw Montbeliarde cow’s milk)  

Bellingham Blue (a raw cow’s milk blue from Glyde Farm, Co Louth)

Cashel Blue (Ireland’s first blue, a semi-soft cow’s milk blue made by the Grubb family in Tipperary, who also make Crozier Blue, a raw sheep’s milk cheese)  

Cooleeney (a brie-style cheese made from Friesian milk by the Maher family in Tipperary, who also make the soft goats cheese, Gortnamona)  

Durrus (a traditional raw cow’s milk cheese – one of the first farmhouse cheeses made in Ireland – made by Jeffa Gill since 1979 in West Cork)  

Gubbeen (a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese, also made in West Cork since 1979, by Giana Ferguson. Her son Fingal now produces a range of cured meats and charcuterie under the Gubbeen Smokehouse brand)  

Hegarty’s Cheddar (another famous Irish cheese made in Cork, from Friesian milk)  

Killeen Farmhouse (goat and cow’s milk cheeses, produced by Dutch-born Marion Roeleveld in Balinasloe, Co Galway)  

Knockanore Smoked (a smoked full-cream semi-soft cheese made since 1987 by Eamonn Lonergan, from Lonergan Pedigree Friesian cow’s milk, in Co Waterford)

 Knockdrinna Farmhouse Kilree (complex rinded goats cheese produced by Helen Finnegan, along with an outstanding range which also includes Knockdrinna Gold, Knockdrinna Meadow sheep’s cheese, and Lavistown)  

St Tola Organic Goats Cheese (an internationally acclaimed gourmet cheese made in County Clare by Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith since 1999, when she acquired the business from her neighbours)  

Wicklow Blue (a semi-soft rinded blue with a very creamy flavour, made by John Hempenstall in Co Wicklow from pasteurised Friesian milk)

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