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Milleens Cheese


Milleens Cheese was started by Veronica Steele in 1976. Thirty three years later, this has become known as the cheese where the story of modern Irish farmhouse cheesemaking began. Milleens is an artisan food, a washed rind cheese with a soft paste. It has a mottled peach and sometimes fiery orange washed rind and within is a paste that goes from semi-firm to spilling cream. The flavour is a complex mix of delicate herbs along with a spicy tang. "A washed rind whole milk cheese from the mountainous Beara Peninsula of West Cork . . . rich, floral taste . . . sweet taste . . . and firm to a creamy texture . . . real depth and body . . . wonderful pink orangey rind."- Juliet Harbutt, the Specialist Cheesemakers' Association Guide to the Cheeses of Britain and Ireland. It is available in 1.5kg and 220g rounds, the smaller known as 'dotes'.


Milk type: Cow
Style: Semi-soft washed rind
Flavour: Pungent farmyard aromas with creamy paste and earthy
Paste: Semi-soft, with smooth paste
Rind: Washed rind, pungent with lively orange colour
Age: 4 -12 weeks
Format: 1.2kg rounds, Milleens ‘O’ 1kg, Milleens Dote 200g
Rennet: Traditional
Pairings: Still cider
Season available: Available All year
Made with raw milk: No