Durrus cheese

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Durrus cheese

Durrus is a washed rind cows’ milk cheese which was invented by Jeffa Gill in 1979, and is made using traditional methods. It is produced in the valley of Coomkeen, on the Sheep's Head Peninsula in the southwest corner of Ireland, where local herds provide the unpasteurised milk needed to make it.

The cheese is round and semi-soft. It has a pale interior with a pinkish, yellow-grey rind. It is matured for 3 to 5 weeks to allow the flavour to develop. It has a mild and creamy taste that becomes stronger and fruitier as it ages. The aroma is mild to strong, depending on age.

Durrus has won many awards from competitions such as the IFEX International Cheese Awards, the World Cheese Awards, and the British Cheese Awards. In 2005, it won the IFEX Irish Farmhouse Cheese Maker of the Year award.

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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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