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St Tola Hard Cheese

St Tola Hard Cheese
Photo Credit: Inagh Farmhouse Cheese Ltd
  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Region: Inagh, Co Clare

  • Family: Gouda

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 36 g/100g

  • Texture: compact, crumbly, dense and smooth

  • Rind: waxed

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: nutty, sweet, tangy

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Inagh Farmhouse Cheese Ltd

St Tola Hard Cheese is a goat's cheese made by Siobhán Ní Gháirbhit and her team at Inagh Farmhouse cheese n Co Clare, on the West Atlantic coast of Ireland. It is available in both raw and pasteurized milk versions.

This creamy coloured hard cheese is renowned for its marbled pale cast and a remarkably fine, smooth texture. It is made in several sizes, including a small one (200g), which is perfect for picnics and get-togethers. There is no intense goaty taste or aroma, typically associated with goat milk cheeses. It has a characteristic tangy flavour with notes of smoked ham and honey. This delicious cheese makes a perfect addition to a cheeseboard. Pair it with a manzilla sherry, dessert wine or port to enhance the flavour.

St Tola Hard Cheese has won many awards including 2 star gold medal at 2010 Great Taste Awards, gold medal at 2008 and 2009 Great Taste Awards.