Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
139 - Mossfield


Rich in colour and with the full flavour of Aged Gouda, this cheese is made in Southern Ireland with organic cows milk.

Ralph Haslam from Mossfield Farm, County Offaly, puts the unique and complex flavour of his gouda-style cheese down to the local topography. The farm has 240 acres of distinctive grass, produced due to the organic soil, sat above an unusual limestone formation between Birr and the Slieve Blooms.

Ralph believes that since converting to organic farming, the soil on his farm has come alive and produces a herby, tangy grass whose flavours impact on the milk from the herd of 70 Friesian cows, and thus on the cheese.

The cheese itself is creamy when younger, with the distinct nutty flavour you would expect from Gouda, combined with the herby flavours of the Mossfield grass. With age, the cheese becomes harder and more crumbly and the flavour stronger and more intense.

The team from Mossfield Farm are new to cheese making, having started only in 2004 but managed to pick up a gold medal and two silver medals at the prestigious World Cheese Awards only a year later for their traditional farmhouse Gouda.

PLU: 139
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In Ireland
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Offaly
  • Organic Yes
  • Flavour Rich and creamy
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkShiraz


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1739 kJ
  • Energy kcal419 kcal
  • Fat33.9 g
  •      of which saturates 18.99 g
  • Carbohydrates4.9 g
  •      of which sugars <0.1 g
  • Protein24 g
  • Salt1.54 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 sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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