St Tola

St Tola

St Tola has a delicate flavour with a lactic tang. Its texture is dense and creamy.

Portion
Regular price £16.80
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milk type
Goat

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

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

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Inagh, Co Clare, Ireland

milk source
Own herd

season
All year

average age
3-4 Weeks

cheesemakers
Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith

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The St Tola we sell is made especially for us with fresh goats milk which is never chilled before the cheese is produced.

Background

St Tola 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...

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St Tola 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 mild and creamy cheese when young, but becomes firmer and more pungent as it ages.

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Our Work

The St Tola we sell is made to a special recipe for us, using uncooled morning milk and a little extra salt. As ours is made in a smaller batch than usual, the cheesemakers can gently mix the curds...

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The St Tola we sell is made to a special recipe for us, using uncooled morning milk and a little extra salt. As ours is made in a smaller batch than usual, the cheesemakers can gently mix the curds and salt by hand. On arrival, St Tola is dried in our drying room to stabilise and develop the rind. It is then turned every day for the first week it is with us, and every few days thereafter until it is ready to sell. 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

Recipes

Herb Orzo with St Tola

This recipe serves two for lunch but can easily be scaled up for more people. Enjoy with a side of simple, sliced radicchio for a bright, fresh crunch. Ingredients200 grams dry orzo70 grams basil ...

Dana Cree's Goat Cheese Pudding

Dana Cree’s recipe for Goat Cheese pudding, published in Food & Wine, is a hit with goat cheese enthusiasts. We opted to use St. Tola for a strong, goat-cheese-forward flavour.  Serves 8 INGRED...

A hug in a bowl

This recipe comes from cheesemonger Lydia, and features two cheeses which are tasting especially delicious now, St Tola (a goat’s cheese log from Co. Clare in Ireland) and Stichelton (a raw milk St...

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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Elli Morii
well balanced goat cheese

It's a very well balanced goat cheese. Not too lemony, but not boring.

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Ian Richardson
St Tola

Fresh, zingy, lemony, light. Delicious.

Lovely to receive your feedback Ian! Many thanks for sharing it.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Nina Matsunaga
St Tola

Lovely and creamy. Super moreish. Should’ve gotten more

Happy to hear you enjoyed it Nina! Many thanks for sharing your feedback - much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Nikki
St Tola- great goat’s cheese

Fell in love with St Tola Goat’s cheese on a trip to Southern Ireland where it is made so was delighted to be able to buy it from NYD. It’s creamy with a full flavour without being too goaty and grills well for use in cooked dishes.

Lovely to receive your feedback Nikki - thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us.
All the best,
NYD

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Justin Cormack
very nice cheese

Quite fresh and soft and a little crumbly and goes a little gooey near the rind. Very nice, will definitely order again soon.

Hi Justin,
Your review and lovely feedback is much appreciated - many thanks!
We're so happy to hear you've enjoyed the St Tola.
Kind regards,
NYD