Creamy Brie

Wicklow Bán Brie


Maker: John & Bernie Hempenstall
Region: Wicklow, Ireland
Type: soft
Milk: cow
Rennet: vegetarian
Rind: mould
Age: 3-8 weeks


Wicklow Bán brie is a full fat cow’s milk cheese made by John and Bernie Hempenstall on their farm at Curranstown in Co Wicklow. The cheese takes its name from the Irish word bán, meaning white. All the milk used comes from the Hempenstall’s own herd of 60 pedigree Fresians. Wicklow Bán is a sister cheese of John’s popular Wicklow Blue brie, which he has been making since 2002, although he has only had his own cheese making facilities since February 2005. The herd calves twice a year ensuring that the Hempenstalls have plentiful supply of quality milk no matter what the season.

Wicklow Bán brie is a double cream cheese with a fat content of 65-70%, meaning that additional cream is added to the milk thus ensuring a fuller flavour. This open textured, bloomy rind cheese has a wonderfully full, creamy flavour with a mild, rich finish. David is cautious to avoid over-salting his cheese, which may explains how he has achieved creaminess without the overly buttery notes often associated with other double and triple cream cheeses.

Circular Dimensions: 20cm (W) x 4cm (H)

Additional information

Allergen Advice

Contains Milk


Pasturised cows milk, starter cultures, vegetarian rennet, salt


Cake Layer, Half Round, Quarter Round, Whole Round, 250g Serves 3-5, 500g Serves 6-10, 1Kg Serves 10-20

Item will be wrapped in waxed paper, and packed for delivery in our eco-friendly Woolcool pouch, guaranteeing a constant temperature for up to 72 hours. The price of the Woolcool pouch is £3.95 which will be added at checkout. Please select a delivery day Wednesday-Friday as we prefer not to ship chilled orders after Wednesday (Mainland UK) or Thursday (NI/ROI) as delays will mean the goods will sit in the couriers warehouse over the weekend and probably spoil.


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