The exciting Knockdrinna Meadow

At our Waterford location with our counter in Ardkeen Store, we are especially lucky to be surrounded by a number of local cheesemakers including Triskel, Knockanore, Knockalara and Knockdrinna.
This past couple of weeks we’ve all been particularly excited about the amazing Knockdrinna Meadow Sheep’s milk cheese made by Kilkenny based Helen Finnegan. This semi-hard cheese has a lightly washed rind, which add’s to the earthy flavour of the cheese and results in a beautiful pinky orangey hue on the outside of the cheese. The interior of the cheese is a beautiul creamy white colour, and whilst the earthy smell carries through on to the pallet, there is also a sweetness, almost fudge like to the flavour of the cheese. Aromas and tastes of hay also intermingle with the very definite milky delicate flavours. We’re always pleased to promote our local cheese makers – but Helen has made our job very easy with this fantastic example of an Irish farmhouse sheep’s milk cheese.