Durrus

Durrus

A smooth, soft washed-rind cheese with flavours that are milky and buttery. Its mouth-coating texture and gentle flavours make it an easy-eating cheese.

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Regular price £12.30
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For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

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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
Cow

ingredients
Pasteurised Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Coomkeen, West Cork

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Pasteurised Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Coomkeen, West Cork

milk source
Bought-in

season
All year

average age
2 Months

cheesemakers
Jeffa Gill; Sarah Hennessy

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Jeffa Gill, the creator of Durrus, was part of a pioneering network of women who sought to reinvigorate the art of farmhouse cheesemaking in Ireland in the 1970s.

Background

The milk used to make Durrus has come from the same herd for over 30 years. The milk is heated in a copper vat from Europe which encourages the milk to heat up evenly. The vat is raised so that the...

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The milk used to make Durrus has come from the same herd for over 30 years. The milk is heated in a copper vat from Europe which encourages the milk to heat up evenly. The vat is raised so that the curds can be gently gravity fed into the moulds, which contributes to its delicate texture. Durrus was first made by Jeffa Gill in the 1970s and is now made by her daughter Sarah Hennessy.

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Our Work

Durrus is kept in our warmest maturing room along with our other washed rind cheeses. The warmth and humidity of this room encourages the flavour and aroma of this cheese.

Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£11.70

Damson 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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Alec Sharples
A wonderful cheese ...

We've ordered Durrus several times and always enjoyed it .

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Ernest Bide

the order was carried through to my complete satisfaction.

Many thanks for your feedback Ernest - it's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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gary stent

Lovely nutty flavour

Thank you so much for your feedback Gary. Happy to hear that Durrus went down well!
All the best,
NYD

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Isabella
Wonderful cheese

I love this cheese it's tasty a bit herbaceous and soft.

Hi Isabella,
Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We appreciate it!
Kind regards,
NYD

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Nadine Kingsley
Simply delicious

We enjoyed Durrus, its creamy and soft .
It went well with fruit and nuts, but was at its best strait from the box on lovely soft crusty bread. Yummy

Hi Nadine,

Thank you very much for the review, we really appreciate it!

Kind regards,
NYD