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Apr 2, 2013 10:54 AM

What's your favorite Kerrygold cheese?

I am quite obsessed with Kerrygold products. Do you have a favorite Kerrygold cheese? I have tried the Dubliner and Kilaree cheddar but would be interested in any other recommendations for the other cheeses.

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  1. So far, other than their Irish butter I haven't found any of their other cheeses available in NJ. Even the Kerrygold cheddar is tricky to find except around St. Patty's.

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    1. re: HillJ

      TJs carries dubliner. Whole foods carries the whole line!

      1. re: ohmyyum

        thanks, ohmy. I'll check again but the last time I was @ WF's they didn't have the whole line. Do you have a specific cheese recommendation?

        1. re: HillJ

          I guess that was a slight exaggeration. But they have the dubliner (regular and reduced fat), kilaree, and my favorite-- blarney castle! According to their website, it's reminiscent of a young Gouda.

          1. re: ohmyyum

            Next time I'm @ WF I'll ask. txs.

          2. re: HillJ

            Two WF stores near me carry the Killaree around St. Patrick's Day only, which is a shame because I really like it.

            1. re: EM23

              That's unfortunate. I tried it for the first time at WF and now realized they have it all the time or maybe it's the supply from St. Patrick's Day but I always have it at home now.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                It's a crying shame! I did ask the cheese managers in both stores if they carried it year round, and they both said that it was stocked just for SPD. I might run over to one later to see if I can get another piece.

                  1. re: EM23

                    Yea, my WF actually only has the Dubliner and Kilaree and none of the other Cheddars which I do find strange. I plan to browse Safeway tomorrow morning to pick up a new cheese...I imagine I'll have a hard time deciding :)

          3. re: HillJ

            Oh that's unfortunate, it's a great cheese. Surprisingly, my local Safeway sells much more than Whole Foods.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Yes, my local Safeway has the whole line. Since the cheeses are pre-packaged, they might be in a different section away from the cheese department.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                In my store they are near the deli away from the other cheeses.

          4. I have only had the Kerrygold with Irish whiskey so far, but it was very good.

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            1. re: Veggo

              Was it a very potent whiskey flavor? I'm not a big alcohol fan but if it's a mild aroma/flavor I'm sure it's great and have wanted to try it.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                Not at all. If not for the label you would not notice it. I just picked up 7 oz. of the Vintage Dubliner, I'll try it soon.

            2. I love kerrygold blarney castle. It may be a bit too mild for your tastes (based on your previous posts) but I love the mellow flavor and smoothness of it!

              1. I found several of the Kerrygold products at local Winn-Dixie
                I will try them after I finish the La Tur,Burrata,
                Manchego, and robiolaBasina - small pieces left.

                1. I picked up the Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar today. Any thoughts? I have been using much of my cheese for omelets recently as I'm not really a straight up cheese eater, is it too sharp for this? I have tried the Kilaree which is 14 months aged and it's great so I guess the only difference is it's aged a bit longer.

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                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                    I like the Reserve Cheddar. It's as good as some other cheddars costing 30% more.