It is a vegetarian cheese made with whole milk and vegetarian rennet. It has a 25% fat content.
Ardrahan cheese has a unique flavor. It has an earthy, farmhouse taste and aroma, and also a zesty tang that enhances the rich buttery and meaty flavor. It has a smooth texture. This cheese is usually made in a wheel shape, and has an edible, full-bodied rind and a deep yellow interior. Ardrahan's interior is firm and slightly chalky. It usually matures in four to eight weeks.
Ardrahan has won many awards, including multiple medals from the British Cheese Awards.