Karst

Karst

Karst is delicate and creamy, with fresh and lemony notes. It is the sister cheese to St Tola and shares a similar flavour profile. 

This cheese intentionally has a thin mould rind. Because of this, wild moulds- spots of blue, green and grey moulds, may develop on the surface during maturation. They are perfectly safe to eat and do not negatively affect the flavour of the cheese. 

Minimum: 150g.

Regular price £14.00
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Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £39.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Goat

ingredients
Raw Goat's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet, Vegetable Ash

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Inagh, Co Clare, Ireland

milk source
Own herd

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milk type
Goat

ingredients
Raw Goat's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet, Vegetable Ash

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Inagh, Co Clare, Ireland

milk source
Own herd

season
All year

average age
3-6 Weeks

cheesemakers
Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith

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Karst was developed in late 2021 in collaboration with Neal's Yard Dairy.

Background

Karst is produced by former-schoolteacher-turned-cheesemaker Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith and her small team in the town of Inagh just south of The Burren in County Clare. Made with goat's milk from the f...

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Karst is produced by former-schoolteacher-turned-cheesemaker Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith and her small team in the town of Inagh just south of The Burren in County Clare. Made with goat's milk from the farm's herd of Saanen and Toggenburg goats, it is a fairly loose textured, mild and creamy.

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Our Work

We have enjoyed selling St Tola for many years but the large format makes it difficult for some people to handle. In response to this, we proposed the development of a new smaller format cheese tha...

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We have enjoyed selling St Tola for many years but the large format makes it difficult for some people to handle. In response to this, we proposed the development of a new smaller format cheese that shared many of the other characteristics of St Tola. Our initial taste trials involved versions with and without ash. Our sales and maturation teams preferred the appearance and flavour of the ashed versions. Karst is named after the unique limestone formations typical of The Burren. We continue to provide feedback on this cheese, a process helped by the farm's practice of keeping samples back from each batch they send us to taste alongside us.

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Accompaniments

Quince Paste - 200g Slice
£10.40

Tracklements Fig Relish
£4.75

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

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Rosemary Decker-Thomas
Light and Fresh Goat’s Cheese

This a goat’s cheese for those who don’t like it too ‘goaty’. Lovely with some fresh cherries we had this week.

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Crissi Conboy
Karst cheese

This was totally delicious 🤤 absolutely lovely texture and taste with the blackness round the edges adding an extra zing. The only downside was I thought it'd be a bit bigger than it was

We appreciate your feedback Crissi, many thanks for sharing it with us!
Kind regards,
NYD

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Dympna Ryan
Karst

Current favourite cheese!

Lovely to receive your feedback Dympna! Thank you so much for sharing it with us - we're happy to hear that Karst is hitting the spot!
All the best,
NYD

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Amy brown
Karst

Yum

Hi Amy, we appreciate your feedback! Many thanks!
All best
NYD

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Adam Noah

exceptional quality

We appreciate your feedback Adam, many thanks for sharing it.
Kind regards,
NYD