Cheese Type Hard
Vegetarian No
In Stock


  • About Coolea

    Coolea is an award-winning cheese made from a very old Dutch Gouda recipe. Using high quality pasteurised cows milk, Coolea is ripened for a minimum of two months. Its texture is semi-hard to hard, and when matured up to 18 months its taste becomes sweet, almost like toffee!
    Coolea is made from full cream cows milk. Nothing is taken out and nothing is added.

Flavour notes:

Smooth creamy, sweet and rich with hints of honey and caramel. It has a firm and close ‘Gouda like’ texture.

About Our Supplier

Coolea Farmhouse Cheese Ltd:

Started in 1979 by Helene and Dick Willems as a hobby. They created cheese from the small herd of cows on their small farm in the beautiful mountains of Coolea, in West Cork.

Additional Information

All our products come directly from our shop based in the small village of Cartmel, just outside the Lake District national park. Our shop is temperature controlled between 12-14 degrees to allow maturation of all of our cheeses.

Every single cheese on this website has been hand-picked and tasted by our in-house cheese experts to ensure that they are truly special – we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Click and Collect option, select either Delivery or Collect (Morning or Afternoon Collection) during Checkout.  
Please ensure your order is placed before mid-day for next day delivery.
Your continued custom is appreciated.
(Attention due to increased volume of trade during these uncertain times, our couriers have informed us parcels may take up to 48 hours although we use the Express 24 service).