Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: Ireland
Region: County Tipperary, Clogheen
Type: hard, artisan
Flavour: garlicky, herbaceous, mild, smokey
Aroma: herbal, mild
Producers: BAY LOUGH CHEESE
Alternative spellings: Bay Lough
Bay Lough is a cow’s milk cheese invented by husband and wife, Dick and Anne Keating. With no experience in cheese making, the couple struggled a lot before they could produce any palatable cheese. Over time, improved efforts and stovetop experiments helped Anne discover one of the finest Irish cheeses of all time; Bay Lough Cheddar.
Bay Lough cheeses are cheddar-style cheeses made using vegetarian rennet and unpasteurised milk. The couple produces several varieties of this cheese, including Bay Lough Cheddar, Smoked, Garlic & Herb, and Smoked Herb & Garlic. All assortments are firm and light yellow, with closed texture, underpinned by smokiness or/and flavours of herbs & spices. To denote the variety, the cheese cylinders are coated in black, orange, yellow or brown wax. The maturity period for the cheese is 3-4 months and is available throughout the year.