Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: Ireland
Region: Co. Mayo
Type: hard, artisan
Flavour: acidic, crunchy, fruity, herbaceous, mild, spicy
Producers: Carrowholly Cheese
Synonyms: Carrowholly Original, Carrowholly "Old Russet", Carrowholly Cheese Flavoured, Carrowholly Nettle, Carrowholly Pepper, Carrowholly Garlic & Chive
Carrowholly Original is a hard, Gouda-style cheese made on the shores of Clew Bay on Ireland’s scenic Atlantic coast line. It is matured for six to nine months to give a firm texture, with a darker coloured paste and a strong, multi-layered flavour. Crunchy casein crystals may develop in aged cheeses.
This raw cow's milk cheese is available enrobed in a russet-coloured wax coating. Also there are numerous flavours; nettle, garlic & chive and pepper, for your liking. Carrowholly won the silver medal World Cheese Awards 2008.