Irish Porter Cheddar
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Irish Porter Cheddar is a firm white cheddar cheese made with porter added to it. The porter is brewed by Guinness in Dublin.
It is made by Marion Cahill at Cahill’s Farm in Limerick, Ireland, from pasteurized Holstein Friesian cow’s milk curdled with vegetarian rennet. One pint of porter is used per wheel of cheese. The stout has to be hand worked in to the curd.
The porter comes through as dark brown marbling in the white cheddar .
The rind of Irish Porter Cheddar is coated with brown wax.
It is sometimes sold in cheese shops as “Guinness Cheese”, which isn’t quite accurate. “Guinness” is normally taken to be the stout called “Guinness”. This cheese uses a Porter, not a stout, though made by the same Guinness company.
Good on crackers, with an accompanying pint of stout.
Irish Porter Cheese Making. Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.howcast.com/videos/55211-Irish-Porter-Cheese-Making