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Durrus

I.J. Mellis Cheesemongers
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: creamy

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: cream

  • Aroma: mild

  • Producers: Durrus Cheese

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

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