An Irish cheese, Ardrahan is a modern, farmhouse cheese made from cow's milk, and is usually wheel-shaped. The brine-washed rind is encrusted with ochre, brown, yellow and grayish molds. Ardrahan has a distinctive, earthy aroma. Its deep yellow interior is firm, if not aa little chalky. Though a bit acidic, this cheese has buttery, savory, character reminiscent of a young Gruyere cheese.