Gubbeen is a semi-soft, washed-rindcheese producedin Cork, Ireland. Madeusing pasteurisedcow’s milk, the cheese has a pinkish white rind with a white bloom. The rind is a triple layeredbloom ofdifferent inoculations which include yeast, white wine and white candidum.AyoungGubbeen reveals a real buttery milky taste with scentsof meadow flowers andhazelnuts.As it matures, the bouncy andsoft cheesedevelops notes of mushrooms, nuts, bog andforest floor. Extra maturity allows the rindculture to move through the pasture andallow it tobuildup a full-bodied, rich andsavory taste. Gubbeen is excellent with burntonions, grilledcheese andpairs well with aromatic whites andbeer.