By Chef Lippe
Special of the week… St Patrick’s Day Irish Cheese…Cheddar with Port wine or Porter Beer or Sage and we can’t forget the whisky soaked one! Oh how I love Saint Patrick’s Day!
Irish Cheddar Cheese with Porter Beer, Cahills Porter, is made by blending the cheddar curds with dark brown porter beer, resulting in a beautiful outstanding marbled cheese. The flavor of porter beer alone is rather strong, but in combination with the cheddar, the beer flavor is mellowed and the cheese flavor is deepened.
The cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and a vegetable rennet is used, so an appropriate cheese for vegetarians. The entire wheels is dipped in a wash which makes cutting easier.
Imagine this cheese as part of your cheese board, a wonderful sight and also a great flavor addition. It goes without saying that this cheese pairs well with various beers.
Sage Derby is a cheddar type gourmet cheese made using leaf sage for flavor, and colored using chlorophyll (plant coloring) to give a green marbled finish. The finely chopped sage leaf gives a subtle extra flavor. Sage Derby is matured for around 12 weeks as per mild cheddar.
In the seventeenth century, the custom of adding sage to Derby cheese began. Sage was valued for its health-giving properties; it was good for the digestion and thus Sage Derby was born. Sage Derby was originally consumed at harvest time and Christmas.
Sage Derby, one of the oldest British gourmet cheeses and one of the original additive cheeses; is unique with the sage being added during the manufacturing process and not at a later stage. Certainly an interesting and colorful addition to any festive cheese board or buffet.
A Vintage Irish Cheddar mixed with Red Wine has a rich sharp taste with strong presence of wine. This gourmet cheese also has fine looks, the cheese is marbled with the red wine, resulting in a wonderful cheddar that will do justice to you cheeseboard.
Infused with the robust flavor of whiskey, this creamy Aged Cheddar now has unique undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey. This tasty combination is the perfect compliment to your cheese platter and is also a wonderful gift item. It goes well on sandwiches, pasta and pairs well with dark Ales.
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