Durrus cheese is a semi-soft, rind-ripened Irish cheese that originated in County Cork, Ireland. Handcrafted by Jeffa Gill, Durrus has been produced since 1979. It is made from pasteurised cow's milk and has a pale interior with a pinkish-orange rind. The cheese is known for its creamy texture and a flavour profile that enhances as it matures. When young, Durrus has a mild, milky taste, but as it ages, it becomes more robust with earthy and nutty undertones. Durrus cheese can be enjoyed with fruits, nuts, and bread. It is well-regarded both in Ireland and internationally, representing the quality of artisanal Irish cheese production.
The variants are:
Durrus Óg: a semi-soft, rind-ripened cheese made using whole cow's milk
Durrus smoked: a semi-soft, rind-ripened and oak smoked cheese made using pasteurised cow's milk