With its deep green wax rind, Irish pedigree, and addition of Stout, could there be a better cheese with which to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? This cow’s milk cheese could be mistaken for Cheddar’s smooth cousin. Its buttery texture hits you slightly ahead of its taste, which is pleasingly mild, but also has a noticeable bite. The Stout adds a note of sweetness to the nutty Dubliner, making this a more complex cheese than might appear at first glance, or first bite. It’s a fine cheese for melting onto a sandwich, or serving with water crackers and a fruit spread like Dalmatia Orange Fig Spread. It can also stand up to strong, plain fruit, such as blackberries.
Happy St. Patrick’s!