Tried and Tasted: The real cheese

Sampling the delights of the Irish Cheese Awards.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
29th September, 2012
Maja Binder of Dingle Peninsula Cheese, supreme champion award winner for her Kilcummin semi-hard plain cheese.

In a room in the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Dublin, 140 cheeses are laid out in front of me.

Thankfully I don't have to taste them all - that would be too much even for me - but by the time I've finished helping to judge this year's Irish Cheese Awards, I'll have nibbled on a fair number.

It's fair to say that the quality of the entries ran the gamut from fairly grim to absolutely...

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