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Milleens

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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Region: Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork

  • Type: soft, artisan

  • Fat content: 45-50%

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: floral, herbaceous, sweet

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Milleens Cheese Ltd.

Milleens is one of the oldest farmhouse cheeses from Ireland. It was first made in 1974 at Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, South West Ireland. Milleens is soft, washed-rind cheese made from the pasteurised whole milk of Friesian cows. This complex and delicate cheese has an orange-brown coloured rind, which is slightly sticky. It continues to ripen and soften for up to three months after being made. When young, the paste of Milleens is smooth, buttery and slightly lactic in taste. A fully matured Milleens has complex flavours. The cheese pairs well with dessert wines, dry white wines.

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