Soft Cheese

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

Cooleeney Individual

A handmade soft cheese from Southern Ireland with a strong flavour that develops as it matures

Ireland is renowned for its lush green fields and clean air, and in Tipperary, where the Maher farm is found, the pastures are rich and are surrounded by damp boggy land. It is the perfect environment to produce top quality milk needed to make fantastic cheeses, and Cooleeney is a great example of this where they produce the cheese on the farm with milk from their own pedigree Friesian herd. The fourth generation of the Maher family work the land and combine creativity and innovation with respect for traditional craft and simplicity to produce their renowned cheeses.

Cooleeney is a soft mould ripened cheese, a little like a Camembert, with a beautiful creamy texture and a distinctive aftertaste. When mature, it is distinct in taste but mellow and very creamy.

The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide describe the cheeses from Cooleeney as "some of the most effulgent, lurid and insolently powerful cheeses in Ireland; something so good you could walk a county mile in the rain to eat it again."

Not for export  PLU: 123
per cheese

Key Facts

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

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 DrinkMerlot


  • 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 15.83 g
  • Carbohydrates7.2 g
  •      of which sugars <1g g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Salt1.5 g

  • Name & address of food supplierCooleeney Farmhouse Cheese, Cooleeney,Moyne,Thurles,Tipperary,Eire,

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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