Gubbeen is a low fat, semi-soft washed rind cheese boasting a medley of savoury, nutty and fungal flavours and a bouncy, pliant texture.
The outer white bloom gives the cheese a pinkish tint, and is triple layered with three different organisms. Initially the crust develops a tan look and a nutty scent, and is then encouraged with salt, water and white wine washes – which balances the pH of the rind.
Gubbeen Irish cheese has achieved a Silver Irish Cheese Award and a Gold at the British Cheese Awards in recent years.
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