Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cahill's Porter Cheddar with Guiness

My picture, above, didn't turn out so good, so I ripped one off, here it is:












Nice, slightly sweet aroma. Beautiful cheese. The half wheel looks like a piece of art. The following is what the "experts" have to say about it:



"Cahill's Irish Porter Cheese....Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this adventurous porter farm house cheddar cheese. This is the only cheese produced in the heart of County Limerick. The milk comes from the Frisian herd located on the 64 acre farm of Dave and Marion Cahill, just a mile outside the town. Marion, once a bank clerk, decided to go into cheese manufacturing in 1966 when she married Dave. Years later with the help of a small staff they are an established gourmet legend.The cornerstone of their operation is that each cheese is individually made and blended using no artificial ingredients. The main draw of the cheese, other than the unmistakable tang, is the mosaic pattern (seen below) created when the cheese is blended with Guinness Stout.
Using a base of tangy Irish cheddar, she has experimented with a variety of flavors and has come up with the very popular Porter. This beautiful pasteurized cow's milk cheese is marbled throughout with Guinness. It is sure to please any crowd with its unique look and flavor experience."




This is my opinion: Excellent cheese, most enjoyable, firm, somewhat crumbly texture. A little bit on the salty side. I was a little afraid, when I made the purchase, that the flavor of the Guinness would be too strong for me. But it wasn't. I will definitely be purchasing more of this cheese. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be looking for other Cahill's cheeses, as well.



From the label:
Pasteurized cow's milk, cheese starter, Guinness porter, salt.



Net wt. .20 lb
Unit Price: $16.99/lb
Total Price: $3.40



Well worth the money and cheaper than some, at that. I might not buy this every week, nor even every month, but I will be buying it again. I truly enjoyed this one. It has a very distinctive look, and an uncomplicated, earthy, homey taste. I can see this as some one's lunch with some cured meats, a succulent pear, and a big slab of whole grain bread. I think I'm going to try a grilled cheese with it the next time I get some.



I do recommend this cheese to all cheese lovers. Try it, you won't be sorry you did.

12 comments:

pamwax said...

I finally got a change to catch up on my reading. This cheese looks really strange but sounds really good. I am going to have to look around and see if I can find some.

Jeannie said...

I've had cheese made with Guinness before. They are so awesome! I swear, I can eat a pound of that stuff.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Pete took a tiny little nibble of it and wasn't that impressed. I told him that was okay, I did't really want to share with him anyway. I love it. Thomas wouldn't even try it. He said the dark stuff (the Guinness) looked like "dirt".

Jeannie said...

I can't wait to read more about your cheese choices. Yummy!!!

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Nice reminder, my friend. HA! Love you. Got a nice Vintage Irish Cheddar on tap. Sadly its all gone already. But I kept notes...

Jeannie said...

I'm eating Pepperidge Farm Goldfish right now. Does that count for cheese?

Actually, hubby and I sometimes sit and watch Star Trek on the weekends with a nice plate of cheese and crackers. We'll be doing that this weekend. Nothing as exciting as the cheeses you have though- just good ol' Swiss and Cheddar.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

We do that alot, too. Did you get some dry salami to go with it? I love that stuff. Used to order it and have it shipped from San Fransisco, then Kroger started carrying a passable variety from Boarshead Brands. It's actually pretty good. I love that stuff. And some good pepperoni and some pickles and veggies and fruit. What more does one need?

Pedle Zelnip said...

I just recently had a block of this stuff while away visiting family and I gotta say it's one of my favourite cheeses. I was concerned about the Guiness being too strong as well, but it was just yummy.

Now my only problem is I can't find the stuff at home. :(

TeeTotallyNot said...

I just discovered it by chance this afternoon and I was hooked after trying the first morsel..I've always been a Guinness person and a cheese fanatic and this is a perfect combination...

punkwalrus said...

This cheese is amazing. It is awesome, but so strong, I can only take about a slice or two a day. I don't drink alcohol, and can't stand the smell of beer, but this cheese is something else.

Mid-westdeliguy said...

I run a deli and this is my cheese of the month, just in time for St. Patty. This cheese is one of the few where when you first take a bite you don't get everything all at once. 2-4 seconds of chewing the flavor kicks in so much your pallete wants to invite friends over cause you just made a party. Lame reference? Yes. Great cheese? Yes. You would be doing wrong if you don't give this a chance. Cahill also comes in wiskey and a wine cheddar, 2 mini wheels per case. Per pound cost is around $8-$9 so if you have a good source the gross mark up should only be around 30%. Look for it on sale in March, I have mine at $11.99 lb. right now. If your a fan of flavor, this is a must have!

Jamie said...

i had a guiness grilled cheese last summer in new orleans. best grilled cheese i have ever had.