Cahill’s Porter Cheddar

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BASIC INFO

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 the 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 appearance. In essence, you’re looking at a fossil. The cheese is aged for about 9 months, then once cut into, the borders between the individual curds and beer is revealed. 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 flavors of the cheese.

Producer: Cahill’s Farm

Country of Origin: Ireland

Animal of Origin: Cow

Varieties: Whiskey Cheese · Wine Cheese

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HEALTH INFO

Diet: Vegetarian; uses vegetarian rennet

Calories: 110 per 1 oz

Replaces: regular cheddar

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WHERE TO FIND

Store: I found this at the Wegman’s Cheese Shop showcased in their holiday display for St. Patrick’s Day.

Online: Amazon

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HOW TO STORE

In the fridge tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for 3 – 4 weeks

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TASTE & TEXTURE

  • creamy
  • smooth
  • rich
  • firm
  • tangy
  • chocolaty

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FUN FACTS

  • Cheddar is a British cheese named after village.
  • The word Cheddar comes form an Old English work ceodor, meaning deep dark cavity (see Cheddar Gorge)
  • Porter beers got their name from its popularity with the working class, especially those who carried cargoes for others (i.e. street and river porters)

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RECIPES

Make Your Own

Tuna Melt

 

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  One thought on “Cahill’s Porter Cheddar

  1. March 11, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Hi. I am not sure which words I want to use in this. It looks very different compared to what is at our supermarkets here. At the same time It looks so Yummy. And I like how it looks like stained glass.

    • March 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hi! I agree is looks different, but the taste is not too difference from regular cheddar. If you can find it, be brave and give it a try! It’s too fun to pass on 🙂

      • March 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

        I am a cheese hound. Mark calls me his little mousy. I would try it in a heart beat.

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