Friday, January 12, 2007

Porter Cheese: A Party Favorite

One of my favorite cheeses to serve at parties is Cahill's Irish Porter Cheese. This is a pasteurized cow's milk cheese. The Cahills brew their own porter--a dark brown ale--on their farm in Limerick and add it to the curds. In addition to giving the cheese a wonderful and unique brown marbling, the porter also imparts a distinctive sweetness to the cheese.

The cheese works well at parties because its mild and creamy flavor is quite accessible. It allows cheese novices to experience something out of the ordinary without demanding too much of them. I highly recommend this delicious cheese!

8 comments:

Damon said...

What wine would you pair with it?

James Beebe said...

Damon,
Any red wine would go with the Porter cheese. Since I don't drink white wines, I don't really know what limitations on white wine choices there would be. But the cheese is so smooth and mild that I bet it would be difficult to find a wine that didn't go with it. A wide variety of beers should pair well with it as well.
James

Anonymous said...

use a wheat cracker and red wine or try thinly sliced and lightly toasted francese bread with a sierra pale ale

Lis Nymand said...

I just tasted this wonderfull and unique cheese :-)
I found it very interesting and found this clip with the producer.... he recomends crackers and a glass of good irish stout ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7drwezUTQs
I'm from Denmark....so pardon me for any spelling mistakes ;-)

Felixjunior said...

funny, I am working in a restaurant in Tokyo and we have this cheese.
I served it with a delicate Pinot Noir, mild and soft.

Anonymous said...

This is my new favorite cheese.

Anonymous said...

but since there is porter in it, does it contain alcohol? or did that evaporate long ago?

James Beebe said...

There is no alcohol in it.