St. Tola Ash

12.0024.00

Milk
raw goat
Maker
John and Siobhán McDonald
Region
Ireland
Rennet
traditional
Rind
natural
Age
2-8 weeks
Type
soft
Clear selection
SKU: STT6 Categories: ,

Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith runs St. Tola at Inagh Goat Farm, just south of the beautiful Burren area in Co. Clare. Meg and Derrick Gordon began making St Tola in the Burren in 1978, primarily as a means of making a living out of their 25 acre holding. All the milk used came from their own herd. Meg had picked up cheese making skills during her time in Normandy, whilst Derrick, as former tea-plantation manager, was no stranger to hard agricultural work. This formidable combination allowed the couple to make a success of their business. Some twenty years later their neighbour, Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith, interested in learning the cheesemaker’s art, began to take lessons from Meg. A year later Meg handed over the running of the business to Siobhan, who took charge of the herd and relocated production to a purpose built cheesemaking facility on the her parent’s family farm, a short distance away.

These days the St. Tola range includes crottins, logs, hard cheeses, Greek style cheese and a soft cream cheese. St Tola  Ash has been rolled in traditional food grade ash when fresh. The ash slows down the development and maturation of the cheese and after a few weeks of careful handling, an elegant, smooth textured and full flavoured cheese emerges.

Try it on toast with honey, or with filo pastry and tomatoes.

Ingredients:

Irish Raw Goats MILK, Organic sea salt, cultures, traditional rennet

Allergens in BOLD

Nutritional Information:

Energy  976 kj/233kCal

Fat   18.1g

Protein  15.4 g

Carbohydrate 2.2g

Sodium  376 mg