Il Portale del Formaggio
modern, co-operative, vegetarian, hard cheese
11 kg/24 lb wheel with smooth, hard, golden - yellow,
uses: table cheese, grating, grilling, sauces
vintage version of this Gouda - style cheese made a spectacular
debut onto the market when it won both the cheese lovers Trophy and
the best Irish cheese at the 1995 British cheese Awards. Although Doolin
is made in a creamery, it is turned by hand and matured slowly to bring
out the best from the wonderful, a local milk. There are three versions of
the cheese. Young Doolin, which is sold after only two months, is pleasant
enough, but dull; mature Doolin has a more distinctive, fruity character;
and vintage Doolin in has a deep golden paste, fine grainy texture and
layers of flavour: rich, wonderfully to buttery and fruity. The tangy
finish is long and lingering.
Doolin has a
fat content 45 per cent.