Taste of the Week
Ballylisk "The Triple Rose"
I came across this Ballylisk Triple Rose cheese, more or less by accident. It was part of a Christmas Feast pack that I bought Click & Collect from The Glass Curtain, an exciting top notch restaurant less than 5km away from me. There was also a big chunk of aged Ballinrostig Gouda. Quite a double.
This single herd, bloomy rind cheese is outstanding. Triple Rose is a triple cream brie (hence the name) which means that additional cream is added to the milk. Our Taste of the Week is full of flavour, highlighted by a tangy citrus-y note that make those taste buds sit up and take notice. There is also a Smoked version of the Triple Rose but I haven't tried that yet.
It won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards in 2019 and Silver at the Blas na hEireann Irish Foods Awards in 2018. It's also got the thumbs up from two very good judges indeed, Brian owner/chef of the Glass Curtain and Johnny of Indie Fude (great food-store) in Comber and Belfast.
Ballylisk say: Ballylisk cheese is part of a food chain which begins and ends in Ballylisk. The grass is eaten by the cows. Their milk makes the cheese. There is much more we are going to do with that milk and its by–products.