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Boyne Valley Blue 200g

About This Cheese

Robust and full flavour goat’s milk blue cheese with firm, chalky texture.  

7.30

TypeBlue, Firm

Rennetvegetarian

RegionBoyne Valley, Co Meath

ProducerMichael and Jenny Finegan

Milkgoat

Rindnatural

Story

Boyne Valley blue is one of the few blue goat’s milk cheese produced in Ireland. Indeed, Blue goat’s cheeses are truly a rarity on the worldwide market, as it is a difficult balance to strike to ensure that the delicate goats milk flavours are still apparent with the presence of the more assertive blue flavours. The mottled brown rind encloses a semi-hard opaque - white paste containing cavernous, mould-lined holes from which the cheese derives its strength. The paste of the cheese appears quite dry and crumbly, but there is a certain pleasing elasticity to the texture when tasting.

Producer

The Finegan family farm 280 acres of land in the Boyne Valley including cereals, cattle and goats. The farm has been in the Finegan family since the early 1930’s when it was bought by Michael’s grandfather. It is the core of what was then Mullagha House and Estate, which dates back to the 16th Century. Michael and Jenny Finegan run the goat enterprise at Mullagha farm together; they started in 2007 and have grown the herd of Saanen, Alpine, Toggenburg and Anglo Nubian to around 300 milkers. Michael and Jenny firmly believe that the lush grasses of the Boyne Valley truly influence the cheese and impart a unique flavour.

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Nutritional Information

Ingredients, Allergens in Bold:

Goat Milk, Salt, Culture, Rennet, Calcium Chloride, mould

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Energy (kJ / kcal per 100g) 1514kj/364kcal
Fat (g/100g) 27.7g
(of which saturates) 17.69g
Total carbohydrate (g/100g) 4.6g
(of which sugars) <0.2g
Protein (g/100g) 24.2g
Salt (g/100g) 1.28g

 

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