Imokilly Regato is an Irish cow’s milk cheese recognized by the European Union law and granted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status in 1999. Born in Imokilly in the south east of Cork, Regato is made using pasteurised milk by the Imokilly Cheese Company, part of the Dairygold cooperative. The milk for the cheese is sourced from cows that graze from March to October in the specified region. Due to the stringent and disciplined cheese making techniques, Imokilly Regato develops a unique straw yellow pate and a rustic, yellow rind. It is a hard Italian type cheese characterised by mild but slightly piquant flavour.