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Mar 22, 2013 11:48 PM

Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese

I've read a few threads here about Dubliner cheese but I just wanted to add an endorsement for anyone pondering buying this cheese. It's wonderful! It has a very complex taste that I can't put my finger on, but great.

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  1. Here's a link to your earlier inquiry about Dubliner.

    I noticed that it's on price promotion this month at Safeway, $9.99 for 1 lb 3 oz pieces.

    12 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Thanks! I just finished an omelet with Dubliner and seriously can't stop thinking about it. Good thing I ignored the cheesemonger who said he didn't care for it.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I'm making my way through a 7 oz block that I bought for $3 (!!!) at Aldi a few days ago.

        So good!! The texture reminds of a softer Parmigiano, and it has that nuttiness, but there's also a sweetness...

        And every few nibbles you get one of those little crystallized bits. Yum!

        1. re: Violatp

          Funny you should mention Aldi's. I was very surprised by the brand name cheeses they are carrying now and I don't think any of their portion prices exceed $4.00.

          1. re: HillJ

            I've become a bit Aldi obsessed. There's one only about a mile away from me and, tbh, I rarely shopped there. But when I decided to really rein in the budget, I started buying more there and have had some VERY pleasant surprises.

            A few weeks ago, they had a supply of organic butter in, for $2.50 a pound, for example. Bet your bippy, I stocked up! And I've had great luck with produce.

            There have been some misses, but enough hits that Aldi is now on my permanent rotation.

            1. re: Violatp

              Couldn't agree more. Misses happen everywhere. And returning items to Aldi's means a full refund, a replacement or both. I have experienced all three. I do notice that stores vary state to state in a number of ways (size of store, cleanliness and products avail) but the pros outweigh any cons I've encountered and the cheeses and dairy are the main reason I shop there.

              1. re: HillJ

                When I was on a key lime pie kick awhile back, Aldi kept me stocked in condensed milk. $1.27 a can vs. almost $3 at Jewel.

                hahahha - I've derailed the thread but I'll bring it full circle by hoping that maybe someday, if they sometimes carry Kerrygold cheese that they will have some of the butter!

              2. re: Violatp

                There is an Aldi nearby and I've always been tempted to go but never have. It sounds like I should give it a shot.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  In addition to the Dubliner, I picked up an eight ounce block of organic raw milk cheddar for $4.

                  Some of this better stuff isn't on a permanent rotation but there always seems to be something that surprises me. About a month ago, for example, they had organic Green & Black chocolate bars for $2!

                  And last night, I used a bag of their frozen vegetable mix. It was the balsamic roasted and, to be honest, I ditched the balsamic flavor packet. Not great. But the naked vegetables were a great combo of green beans, red & yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, pearl onions, and baby carrots. Delicious!

            2. re: Violatp

              Yea, the texture definitely reminds of Parmesan but it seems to have some Swiss notes which makes me ponder whether I should give Swiss another chance.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                Hmm. Well, I'll say this if it helps - I'm ok with Swiss in sandwiches or just combined with other stuff, but I'd probably not really love eating it on its own. The Dubliner I've definitely eaten mostly on its own!

                1. re: Violatp

                  Yea, I think I might fall in this category.

        2. Love it, it's both nutty and sweet.

          1. Complex taste for sure! I'll put my finger on it for you :

            First when this crusty semi solid low moisture cheese melts in your mouth you get this salty cheddar flavour...

            then it quickly turns into a swiss/emmental cheese taste...

            then you have a long lasting Parmesian cheese nutty taste.

            Yummy. Good stuff. I buy them all the time. Their Special Reserve Cheddar is really good too. Rich Parmesian flavour.