Ballyblue cheese

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Ballyblue cheese

Ballyblue is made at Fivemiletown Creamery in the Clogher Valley in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was one of the first blue cheeses to be developed on the island of Ireland. It is an artisan cheese made with pasteurised cows' milk and vegetarian rennet and is a Brie type cheese. The milk is supplied by William Crawford of Ardmore House Farm where he cares for his Holstein cows.

The cheese is straw coloured with a touch of blue veining and has a semi-soft and smooth texture. With a bloomy white rind, it has a creamy flavour which is slightly piquant due to the veining. It has a mild aroma and is an ideal introduction to stronger blue cheeses. It is produced in wedges of 142g and is matured for 3-4 weeks. It has a fat to dry matter content of 45%.

Ballyblue won Bronze Medals at the 2011 British Cheese Awards and at the 2002 and 2005 Nantwich International Cheese Awards.

It is ideal to use in cooking, in sandwiches and on cheeseboards with biscuits.

Fivemiletown Creamery produce other cheeses such as Ballyoak, Ballybrie, Oakwood, Boilíe (goats' milk), Boilíe (cows' milk), O’Reilly’s Original, O’Reilly’s Chives, O’Reilly’s Mustard y el Fivemiletown Cheddar (mild, mature and extra mature).

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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

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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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