Irish Porter Cheddar
The blending of cheddar with porter beer is both striking to the eye and easy on the palate. Pebble-size curds are veined with dark-brown porter beer, creating a rich, marbled appearance. The porter does not overwhelm the cheddar. Porter tastes only slightly beery, with the beer contributing depth and meatiness to the cheese. This beautiful looking gourmet cheese is a full-flavored and tangy cheddar with a firm texture.
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.