Cooleeney Farmhouse Cheese

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Cooleeney Farm
Country of originIreland
RegionCounty Tipperary
TownThurles
Source of milkCows and Goats

Cooleeney Farm produces a number of cheeses from both cow's milk and goat's milk from their premises near Thurles in County Tipperary, Ireland.[1]

The Maher family are fourth generation farmers who use the milk from their own pedigree Friesian dairy herd to make their range of cheeses. All Cooleeney Farm cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet.

Range[edit]

Cooleeney Farm produce a range of seven cheeses. Five are made using cow's milk from their own farm, one from goat's milk from their own farm, and one using goat's milk from a nearby source.[2]

Cooleeney Farm Range of Cheese
Name Milk Age Texture
Cooleeney Farmhouse Cheese Raw cow's milk 8 – 10 weeks Soft and smooth
Darú Pasteurised cow's milk 9 months Semi-hard with small holes
Dunbarra Pasteurised cow's milk 8 – 10 weeks Semi-soft
Gleann Óir Pasteurised goat's milk 9 months Semi-hard with irregular holes
Gortnamona Pasteurised goat's milk from a nearby source 8 – 10 weeks Soft, slightly chalky
Maighean Raw cow's milk 8 – 10 weeks Soft and smooth
Tipperary Brie Pasteurised cow's milk 8 – 10 weeks Soft and slightly chalky

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooleeney Cheese Home Page
  2. ^ Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers Association Archived 2010-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Great Taste Awards 2011 Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "World Cheese Awards 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  5. ^ British Cheese Awards 2006 Archived March 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.