Cahill’s Porter Cheddar





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

Substitutes: cheddar



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

Online: Amazon

Other Products: Whiskey Cheese · Wine Cheese



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


Tuna Melt

Porter Cheese Soup (via Cahill’s Cheese)  

Cheesy Beer Bread (via Delish


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Grilled Cheese & Beer Cookbook 

Beer & Cheese Pairing Guide (via Serious Eats






What do you know about Cahill’s Porter Cheese? 

  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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