St Tola Hard Cheese is a goat's cheese made by Siobhán Ní Gháirbhit and her team at Inagh Farmhouse cheese n Co Clare, on the West Atlantic coast of Ireland. It is available in both raw and pasteurized milk versions.
This creamy coloured hard cheese is renowned for its marbled pale cast and a remarkably fine, smooth texture. It is made in several sizes, including a small one (200g), which is perfect for picnics and get-togethers. There is no intense goaty taste or aroma, typically associated with goat milk cheeses. It has a characteristic tangy flavour with notes of smoked ham and honey. This delicious cheese makes a perfect addition to a cheeseboard. Pair it with a manzilla sherry, dessert wine or port to enhance the flavour.
St Tola Hard Cheese has won many awards including 2 star gold medal at 2010 Great Taste Awards, gold medal at 2008 and 2009 Great Taste Awards.
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized goat's milk
- Country of origin: Ireland
- Region: Inagh, Co Clare
- Family: Gouda
- Type: hard, artisan
- Fat content: 36 g/100g
- Texture: compact, crumbly, dense and smooth
- Rind: waxed
- Colour: cream
- Flavour: nutty, sweet, tangy
- Vegetarian: no
- Producers: Inagh Farmhouse Cheese Ltd
Other cheeses from Ireland:
Baylough, Carrowholly, Clonmore, Coolattin Cheddar, Coolea, Corleggy, Cratloe Hills, Dubliner, Glebe Brethan , Imokilly Regato, Mossfield Organic, Orkney Mature Cheddar
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. Killian, 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