COOLEA

MACROOM,
COUNTY CORK

PASTEURISED

TRADITIONAL RENNET

Made from milk of Meuse Rhine Issel cattle – a well-known breed in Holland and Germany – this Gouda-style cheese in made in a traditional Dutch manner. The curds are cut and washed to remove lactose and lend a sweeter, denser flavour, after which time they are pressed and brined, before finally brushing on the wax coating. We love the extra-aged versions of the cheese, when the nuttiness becomes pronounced and the crystallisation unveils a salted-caramel-depth. Partnering well with white wines, beer makes for the perfect marriage. Complex enough for after dinner, mild enough for breakfast; a highly versatile cheese.