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fldhkybnva Mar 5, 2013 07:11 PM

I just recently encountered Dubliner via my newfound love for Kerrygold butter. What is Dubliner? Is it similar to any more common cheeses I might have encountered?

  1. fldhkybnva Mar 23, 2013 12:10 AM

    In love with Dubliner after my first try tonight. I think Melanie Wong is right in that it's a mix between Swiss, cheddar and parmesan. I don't usually like Swiss and noted the Swiss hints in this cheese but still enjoyed it.

    1. Melanie Wong Mar 5, 2013 08:01 PM

      Dubliner is often described as tasting like a combo of Swiss, cheddar and parmesan. It has some aged qualities of sharpness and salty bits to it some times.

      Besides snacking, I like to use it as part of the blend of cheeses to make mac n cheese. In our market, it's often on mark down and I get a hunk of two for making quesadillas.

      Here's a thread on the Home Cooking board for more recipe ideas.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        fldhkybnva Mar 6, 2013 07:27 AM

        Great, thanks. I am not a big Swiss fan, but love Cheddar and Parmesan so perhaps I'll give it a try. Do you think it would pair well with roasted vegetables?

        1. re: fldhkybnva
          Melanie Wong Mar 6, 2013 11:11 AM

          I'm not a fan of grocery store "Swiss" or Emmenthal myself. This has far less Swiss sweet/nutty character than Jarlsberg which you also asked about.

          I couldn't tell you about pairing with roasted vegetables. Depends on the veggies and how they're seasoned, etc. Hopefully someone else has an opinion. Also, I consume cheese and dairy quite sparingly (yeah, I know it doesn't sound like it!) and usually prefer them to have center stage when I do eat them.

          1. re: fldhkybnva
            HillJ Mar 9, 2013 11:37 AM

            fldh, Dubliner makes a nice cheese & apple or cheese & pair grilled cheese appetizer. Right now with St. Pat's near the local green market, cheese shop is selling dubliner like crazy. I nabbed a palm sized piece for $4.00 earlier today.

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