Croghan is a semi-soft, white rind Italian cheese manufactured from goat’s milk. Its producers, Luc and Anne van Kampen have won many awards at the British cheese awards including best soft white rind cheese as well as Best Irish Cheese. The best production season for the cheese is from spring to autumn during when it is matured from 4-12 weeks. Since it is made using microbial rennet, it is suitable for vegetarian consumption.
Croghan is washed-rind cheese with a brownish pink mold appearance and a white pate. Inspired by the recipe of famous Dutch Gouda, the cheese has an earthy flavor and a piquant finish. Serve the cheese fresh fruits and crackers. It also teams well with sparkling white wine, pale ale and crusty breads.
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