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Cheese Revolution

This was originally published in The Sunday Business Post a few years ago. Sadly, the wonderful cheesemaker and person David Tiernan who I interviewed for this piece has since passed away. He is much missed. Food Special: Cheese Revolution CHEESE, and particularly Irish cheese, is one of the great loves of my life. It’s been there on my soggy school sandwiches. It’s been there at supper time, when I decided to get adventurous with spaghetti bolognese. And it’s been the only thing I could stomach during the glory and heartache of falling in and out of love. My parents instilled an appreciation of this wonderful food in me from an early age, but in the last few years it has become a passionate pursuit and daily obsession in my cooking, eating, discovering and learning. I have it with marmalade with my toast, I’ve used blue cheeses with bacon and chocolate, and I’ve been known to swoon on sight when a restaurant has a cheese-board, or the ultimate – a cheese trolley – on its menu. …

Cheese to cherish – Knockdrinna Meadow

‘Yes, but it’s  just cheese.’ This was a sentence that my friend was sorry they ever uttered. I am a lover of cheese, and Irish cheese is the best in the world. If you want to read more about my love for Irish cheese, you’ll find it here: http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Living/Food%20%26%20Wine/Food%20Special%3A%20Cheese%20revolution/id/d604e221-0d19-4e4c-ae6b-e9ae61fd19e5 Every week, I’m going to share a little something on a cheese I love. My favourite kind of cheese is sheep’s milk cheese, it’s probably as I am unhealthily addicted to salt and the sheep’s milk cheese tend to satisfy it more than cow or goats. One of the most heavenly Irish ones is Knockdrinna Meadow. Made by Helen Finnegan in County Kilkenny, when it is good, it is very, very good. Semi hard, with a little give, Helen washes the rind of Meadow with an organic white wine. Which is a perfect excuse to match it with one. Silke Cropp’s sheep’s milk cheese ‘Creeny’ and Cratloe Hills are also gorgeous Irish sheep’s milk cheeses.