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Cahill's Irish Porter Cheddar

Cahill's Irish Porter Cheddar
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Region: Limerick

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Texture: creamy and firm

  • Rind: waxed

  • Colour: brownish yellow

  • Flavour: full-flavored, tangy

  • Aroma: rich

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: Cahill's Farm Cheese

  • Synonyms: Cahill's Plain Porter Cheese

Marion Cahill made Irish Plain Porter Cheese from pasteurised cow's milk and Guinness-brewer Porter since 1759. It is blended to create a visually dramatic mosaic pattern which is the most attractive part of the cheese other than its flavour. Irish Porter is a vegetarian cheese as the curds and whey are separated with vegetable rennet.

The flavours of this brown waxed gourmet cheese are full, rich, tangy and chocolaty with a pungent finish. It goes perfect as the hors D’Oeuvre when sliced and served with salad. This cheese can also be served grilled. Pair Irish Porter with a chilled pint of Guinness stout or Irish porter.