St Tola

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St Tola
St. Tola Log.JPG
Country of origin Ireland
Region County Clare
Town Inagh
Source of milk Goat
Pasteurised Both pasteurised and raw milk available
Texture Varies
Weight Various
Aging time Varies

St Tola goats cheese is a range of handmade goat's milk cheese made in Inagh, County Clare. A range of cheese are produced varying from fresh soft cheese to a Gouda style hard cheese.[1]

History[edit]

Originally, the business was set up by Meg and Derrick Gordan on their 25-acre farm in the early 1980s, but since 1999 has been taken over by their neighbour, Siobhán Ni Ghairbhith, on her farm.[2]

Products[edit]

St Tola produce a number of goat's milk cheeses:

  • St Tola Log Fresh is a fresh cheese available as log
  • St Tola Log Mature is a more mature version of the fresh log
  • St Tola Crottin are small rounds of fresh goats cheese
  • St Tola Divine is a spreadable cream cheese
  • St Tola Original is a slice of the mature log
  • St Tola Hard Cheese is a gouda style hard goats' cheese.
  • St Tola Greek Style is a firm cheese with a mild salty flavour.
  • St Tola Ash Matured soft cheese with an ash coating
  • St Tola Cranberry soft cheese with cranberry

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Premio Roma award Italy[citation needed]
  • 2011 Awarded a 2 star Gold award for hard goats' cheese at the 2011 Great Taste Awards.[3]
  • 2010 Awarded the best organic retail product at Bord Bia's National Organic Awards[4]
  • 2010 Awarded a 2 star Gold award for hard goats' cheese at the 2010 Great Taste Awards.[5]

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