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Country of origin Ireland
Region County Cork
Town Charleville
Source of milk Goats
Pasteurised yes
Texture hard
Weight 2 kg (4.4 lb) wheel
Aging time 3 months minimum, best at 7 months

Clonmore is a hard cheese made from goat's milk, with a waxed rind. It originates from Charleville, County Cork in Ireland and is produced by Tom and Lena Biggane on their farm outside Newtownshandrum since 2001.

It is a gouda style cheese made with vegetarian rennet, covered in a beige waxed rind. Both pasteurised and non-pasteurised (raw milk) versions are available. It has a mild and sweet flavour, which is stronger when aged. It is a seasonal cheese, produced from late March till early November. The goats herd numbers between 70 and 80 of both Saanen and Toggenburg breeds, and are free range.


Clonmore has won numerous awards including a Gold medal at the National Farmhouse Cheese Competitions in 2003, a Silver medal in the same competition in 2005, a Gold medal in the British Cheese Awards in 2006, and a Bronze medal in 2008.

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