posted on March 17, 2014 08:00
While corned beef and cabbage are the quintessential St. Patty’s Day fare, you don’t want to miss our selection of Irish cheeses.
Historically, the Irish were known for their beer-brewing expertise. Brewing prospered in Ireland in the early decades of the 19th century, and they were exporting more beer to England than they imported. Fast-forward to the 1970s, and brewing dropped off while cheesemaking saw a bit of a renaissance.
Cheesemaking in Ireland used to be relegated to large-scale factory production. Now, Irish cheesemakers combine creativity and innovation with respect for traditional craft simplicity, and companies like Kerrygold started to boom not just in Ireland but around the world. At Heinen’s, the name Kerrygold is synonymous with Irish cheese, and lucky for us, they continue to prosper and develop new and interesting cheeses.
With Kerrygold, there is something for everyone, from a mild gouda-style cheese called Blarney to an array of Cheddars, and even complex and interesting cheeses that are soaked in either whiskey or stout beer.
Make sure you stop in to any Heinen’s today for a piece of Irish cheese. The best news, and even more reason to celebrate, is that you will find this same extensive selection of Irish cheeses in our store every day of the year!
Slainte, and be safe!