Fivemiletown Creamery’s Ballyoak is an Irish cheese like no other. It is indeed the first smoked Brie in Europe! Its atypical taste has already been a great success, as it has already won an award at the World Cheese Awards! An Irish pride, which has made it an increasingly fashionable cheese!
The Ballyoak is a novelty that gourmets have been clamouring for: they appreciate its woody sweetness, which contrasts marvellously with its smoky crust.
On the outside, it tugs slightly on the rosé, while on the inside, its melting and creamy texture is lighter.
Delicious eaten on its own, with bread and cheese, crackers, fruit, but it can also be a real delight baked in the oven and topped with a drizzle of honey.
Prefer to taste it with fresh bread, if possible, made in Ireland: enough to get a perfect bite and appreciate the know-how of Irish cheese producers!
Ballyoak can be found in Irish cheese dairies, in some supermarkets, and of course at the producer himself (in Fivemiletown in County Tyrone within the Fivemiletown Creamery). An excellent product of the Irish soil, to marry with the best of Irish gastronomy!