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.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
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