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!