St. Killian is one of the oldest Irish cheeses produced by Patrick and Juliet Berridge from the Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheese Company. It's been 30 years since the couple have been making brie-style cheeses at their 198 acre farm outside Adamstown, in Co Wexford.
St. Killian's is a hexagonal-shaped mould-ripened Camembert type cheese made with vegetable rennet. Handmade with a bloomy white rind, the 250g hexagonal is made using milk of pasteurised cow's milk from the Berridge’s mixed herd of Friesian, Jersey, Angus and Montbelliard breeds.
Beneath the bloomy rind contains a very soft, cream-coloured paste with flavours and aroma of salted butter and button mushrooms. The cheese is mild when young but develops an aromatic, clean flavour and softens as it matures.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk
- Country of origin: Ireland
- Region: Adamstown, Co Wexford
- Family: Brie
- Type: semi-soft, artisan
- Texture: creamy
- Rind: bloomy
- Colour: pale yellow
- Flavour: mushroomy, salty
- Aroma: aromatic, mushroom
- Vegetarian: yes
- Producers: Carrigbyrne House, Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Other cheeses from Ireland:
Baylough, Carrowholly, Clonmore, Coolattin Cheddar, Coolea, Corleggy, Cratloe Hills, Dubliner, Glebe Brethan , Imokilly Regato, Mossfield Organic, Orkney Mature Cheddar, St Tola Hard Cheese
Ardsallagh Hard Goat's Cheese, Ardsallagh Smoked Cheese, Cahill's Irish Porter Cheddar, Cahill's Whiskey Cheese, Carlow, Cheddar with Irish Porter, Cheddar with Red Wine, Knockdrinna Gold, Knockdrinna Meadow, Lavistown, Mossfield Organic, Oak Smoked Cheddar, Orkney Medium Coloured Cheddar, Orla, Walnut Cheddar
Ardrahan, Blarney Castle, Blue Rathgore, Brewer's Gold, Cashel Blue, Croghan, Crozier, Dunbarra, Durrus, Gubbeen, Milleens, St Tola Greek Style
Cooleney, Mine-Gabhar, St Tola Ash Log, St Tola Log, Wicklow Blue
fresh soft cheeses:
Bluebell Falls Cygnus, St Tola Cranberry, St Tola Crottin, St Tola Log