About: This cheese will make your wildest macaroni dreams come true. Here’s an Irish twist on British cheese made by a third generation, family-owned cheesemaking business located in Limerick. After milk is heated and the curds separated from the whey, porter (dark beer) is added to the cheese curds, giving it a stained-glass window effect. The cheese is aged for about 9 months, then once cut into, the borders between the individual curds and beer is revealed–kind of like looking at a fossil. Enjoy on a cheese platter paired with apples and crackers, or get creative and use it in your favorite cheddar-base dishes. The taste of porter is distinct without overwhelming the milky flavor of the cheese.
Producer: Cahill’s Farm
Country of Origin: Ireland
Animal of Origin: Cow
Diet: Vegetarian–uses vegetarian rennet
Store: I found this cheese at the Wegman’s Cheese Shop showcased in their holiday display for St. Patrick’s Day.
Make Your Own (via Cheese Making)
Storage: Keep in the fridge tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for 3 – 4 weeks.
Taste & Texture: creamy · smooth· rich· firm· tangy· chocolaty
Suggested Uses: add to omelettes & breakfast sandwiches · put on a burger or grilled cheese · add to soup & sauces · add to savory baked goods
Porter Cheese Soup (via Cahill’s Cheese)
Cheesy Beer Bread (via Delish)
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Beer & Cheese Pairing Guide (via Serious Eats)
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