Find over 1831 specialty cheeses from 74 countries in the world's greatest cheese resource

Glebe Brethan

Glebe Brethan
HighKing / CC BY-SA 3.0
  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Region: Dunleer, Co. Louth

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: open and smooth

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: ivory

  • Flavour: creamy, fruity, nutty, spicy

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Tiernan Family Farm

Glebe Brethan is a cow's cheese produced by the Tiernan family at their Glebe farm near Dunleer in Co Louth. It is the first sheep's cheese to be produced in Ireland. It is a thermophilic, artisan cheese made using unpasteurised Montbeliarde cow's milk. The cheese takes its name from Baothan or Brethan, the founder of the monastic settlement at Lannleire.

Glebe Brethan is a mellow cheese having fruity and creamy flavours when young. As it matures, the cheese becomes more aromatic with spicy, nutty flavours penetrating the paste. It is smooth, pale yellow with occasional holes and crystallisation. The honey-coloured to greyish beige rind emits a very earthy aroma. The cheese is hugely versatile and can be melted over a variety of dishes including fondue. It is made in 40 - 45kg wheels.

The official site isn't working at the moment. Not sure if they still produce this cheese or not.

Over 500,000 page views per month, Put your store on our map!

Contact Us

Want to be listed on Here could be your shop!

Contact Us