Cheese Maker: Red Hill Cheese
Cheese: Fingal Gold
Location: 81 William Road (Off Arthurs Seat Road), Red Hill
Cellar Door: Open weekends & public holidays Noon-5pm (except Christmas, Boxing Day & Good Friday)
There must be something about using gold wrappers when it comes to washed rind - discovery scrubbed brie and goldenbelle both utilise similar wrappings. Regardless of choice, there's always something wonderful about unwrapping a cheese like this, it's your nose that gets the first indication of what is in store.
The skin is a little fairer in colour compared to others but this is also a while off from reaching full maturation (use by date is september!)
This hasn't been out of the fridge for very long so it's a lot firmer than I would expect.
With aging you'll see that softening around the edges continue to move towards the center.
At the moment, it's quite mild in flavour but still has a lovely creaminess in the mouth.