Clonmore Cheese

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Clonmore
Country of origin Ireland
Region County Cork
Town Charleville
Source of milk Goats
Pasteurised yes
Texture hard
Weight 2 kg (4.4 lb) wheel
Aging time 3 months minimum, best at 7 months

Clonmore is a hard cheese made from goat's milk, with a waxed rind. It originates from Charleville, County Cork in Ireland[1] and is produced by Tom and Lena Biggane on their farm outside Newtownshandrum since 2001.

It is a gouda style cheese made with vegetarian rennet, covered in a beige waxed rind. Both pasteurised and non-pasteurised (raw milk) versions are available. It has a mild and sweet flavour, which is stronger when aged. It is a seasonal cheese, produced from late March till early November. The goats herd numbers between 70 and 80 of both Saanen and Toggenburg breeds, and are free range.

Awards[edit]

Clonmore has won numerous awards including a Gold medal at the National Farmhouse Cheese Competitions in 2003, a Silver medal in the same competition in 2005,[2] a Gold medal in the British Cheese Awards in 2006,[3] and a Bronze medal in 2008.

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