Ardrahan cheese

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Ardrahan cheese

Ardrahan is a semi-soft cheese made from cows' milk. It originates from Ardrahan Farmhouse, Kanturk, in Co. Cork.

The cheese is made using traditional homemade techniques. Eugene and Mary Burns first made Ardrahan on their farm in County Cork in 1983. This Irish cheese is made entirely from the milk of the Burns' Friesian cows. It is a vegetarian cheese made with whole milk and vegetarian rennet.

Ardrahan cheese has a unique flavour. It has an earthy, farmhouse taste and aroma, and also a zesty tang that enhances the rich buttery and meaty flavour. It has a smooth texture. This cheese is usually made in a wheel shape, and has an edible, full bodied rind and a deep yellow interior. Ardrahan's interior is firm and slightly chalky. It usually matures in four to eight weeks.

It is also available smoked.

Ardrahan has won many awards, including multiple medals from the British Cheese Awards.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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