Knockanore Oakwood Smoked Mature Cheddar 150g
Knockanore Irish Oakwood Smoked Raw Milk Cheddar starts its life the same way as our Vintage White Cheddar, which is made using raw milk on our farm in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford. All of the milk used comes from our pedigree herd of Friesian cows that graze on the lush rolling hills of the countryside.
Our cheese is made using traditional cheddaring techniques which involve stacking the cheese curds on top of one another to produce a firm but slightly open textured cheese.
Selected wheels are cold oak smoked for ten days using a traditional kiln. The oak used is sourced locally from the neighbouring town of Lismore. The wheels are then aged on-site for a minimum of six months.
The exterior of the cheese is light mahogany in colour, with a rich yellowy interior. The long smoking process gives Knockanore a smoky, almost meaty flavour that packs a punch.