Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
393 - Celtic Soft

Celtic Soft

A soft cheese with a buttery texture and full creamy flavour. Perfect for baking.

Ireland is renowned for its lush green fields and clean air, and in County Tipperary where Celtic Soft is made, the pastures are rich and are surrounded by damp boggy land. The grass is full of clover and the soil is peaty, making it the perfect environment to produce the top quality milk needed to make fantastic cheeses. Paxton & Whitfield's Celtic Soft cheese is a great example of what the area can produce and is made on a farm which uses milk from its own herd of pedigree Fresian cows.

Early each morning, the cheese maker pumps the farm's milk into the cheese vats where the cultures are added. Later when the rennet is added, curds are formed and after the moulds are filled, drainage takes place in a temperature controlled room. The cheese is turned on a regular basis in order to have an even moisture level in the cheese. The following day the cheese is brined and placed into special controlled ripening rooms where the process of flavour development begins under the vigilant attention of the dedicated cheese makers.

Celtic Soft retains a slight chalkiness in its centre when younger, surrounded by a softer, buttery paste. As it ages, the centre also softens, allowing the entire cheese to reach a melting, creamy consistency. The cheese has distinct hints of mushroom coming from its white rind, and a full, buttery flavour which leaves a long aftertaste. The cheese is fantastic when baked in a cheese baker, or delicious wrapped in puff pastry and cooked in an oven.

Not for export  PLU: 393
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In Ireland
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Tipperary
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Creamy and Mild
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 200g

Store & Serve

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkPinot Noir


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk).
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1349 kJ
  • Energy kcal324 kcal
  • Fat22.5 g
  •      of which saturates 15.831 g
  • Carbohydrates7.2 g
  •      of which sugars <1 g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Salt1.5 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

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