Durrus Farmhouse Cheese is a raw milk cheese made using traditional methods in an upland valley on the Sheeps Head Peninsula in Co Cork Ireland. The cheese has been handmade by Jeffa Gill since 1979 and it is recognised as one of the finest modern Irish farmhouse cheeses made by traditional methods. Durrus Farmhouse Cheese has won numerous medals and awards around the world.
The cheese is a deep-flavoured semi-hard rind washed cheese made from the milk of local West Cork dairy herds. It has a creamy texture and a milky, fruity flavour. The older cheese has a more challenging flavour with seasonal flavours coming through on the palate.
It is possible to visit the farm during the week to view the cheese-making process and to buy some Durrus Farmhouse Cheese directly from the dairy.