Made by: Tom & Giana Ferguson

Milk type: Cow

Milk treatment: Pasteurised

Coagulant type: Animal

Location: Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland

How it tastes: A semi-soft washed rind cheese, Gubbeen has distinct meaty, savoury flavours and a pliant texture. It is incredibly moreish.

Giana came from Spain via France with a cheesemaking background; her husband Tom's family has farmed at Gubbeen for generations. It is delivered from Ireland every two weeks, at which point it is unwrapped and put on racks, and kept in a relatively warm environment. Warm maturation temperatures for two to three weeks results in cheeses which are meatier and more intense in flavour. The cheeses are turned once a week while they are maturing.

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