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What's your favorite Kerrygold cheese?

fldhkybnva Apr 2, 2013 10:54 AM

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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    HillJ Apr 2, 2013 01:17 PM

    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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      ohmyyum Apr 2, 2013 01:26 PM

      TJs carries dubliner. Whole foods carries the whole line!

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        HillJ Apr 2, 2013 01:27 PM

        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?

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          ohmyyum Apr 2, 2013 01:33 PM

          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.

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            HillJ Apr 2, 2013 01:36 PM

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

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            EM23 Apr 4, 2013 09:58 AM

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

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              fldhkybnva Apr 4, 2013 10:10 AM

              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.

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                EM23 Apr 4, 2013 10:26 AM

                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.

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                  HillJ Apr 4, 2013 10:30 AM

                  I was told the same.

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                    fldhkybnva Apr 4, 2013 10:33 AM

                    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 :)

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            fldhkybnva Apr 2, 2013 02:15 PM

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

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              Melanie Wong Apr 2, 2013 02:29 PM

              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.

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                fldhkybnva Apr 2, 2013 03:00 PM

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

          4. Veggo Apr 2, 2013 01:24 PM

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

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              fldhkybnva Apr 2, 2013 02:08 PM

              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.

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                Veggo Apr 2, 2013 03:12 PM

                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.

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              ohmyyum Apr 2, 2013 01:31 PM

              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. jpr54_1 Apr 4, 2013 09:31 AM

                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. fldhkybnva Apr 5, 2013 12:32 PM

                  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.

                  1. fldhkybnva May 16, 2013 07:03 PM

                    Has anyone tried the new Skellig?

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                      LawrenceChow Aug 25, 2013 10:24 AM

                      DUBLINER and SPECIAL RESERVE CHEDDAR are my favourites. I buy them all the time.

                      Blarney Castle and Mild Cheddar are ok but not my favourites. I buy them when the other two are not available.

                      The first two cheese has a strong Parmesian cheese flavour yummy!

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