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leethebard

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Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 5:21 AM (permalink)
We love the selection and price of cheeses Costco's been carrying lately. Our favorite is the Brick of Irish cheese(forgot brand). My kids eat that as soon as we get it in the house! It's sharp and great with crackers!. Only problem,in our store,it goes quickly.
 
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    MikeS.

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    RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 6:54 AM (permalink)
    I'll have to look for some of that then.

    What color is it? What shape? That will help me find it.

    Thanks,
     
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      Robearjr

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      RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 7:28 PM (permalink)
      Is it Dubliner? It taste like cheddar but with the texture of parmesan. It is alway a square of about 5 or 6 ounces.
       
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        ann peeples

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        RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 7:37 PM (permalink)
        Dubliner makes some truly wonderful Irish cheeses.And if you can ever find Kerrygold, thats another good cheese.Also, Kerrygold makes a wonderful butter...
         
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          BuddyRoadhouse

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          RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 8:22 PM (permalink)
          Actually, Dubliner is a variety that is made by Kerrygold:

          http://www.kerrygold.com/index.jsp?1nID=93&2nID=98&pID=103&nID=111

          They do make some wonderful cheeses and butter. Whenever the butter goes on sale we pick up several units and freeze them.

          We picked up numerous varieties of Kerrygold cheeses while we were traveling the west coast of Ireland. The B&B Irish breakfast filled us up from early in the morning until dinner time (okay, we'd get the occasional midday snack, but usually not so much because we were hungry, but because we wanted to sample as much of the local cuisine as possible), and then a few slices of Kerrygold on top of some Hob Nob oat biscuits as a late night snack.

          We continue the tradition here at home with our preferred flavor, Blarney Castle, whatever brand of imported digestives are available, and a crisp gala apple.

          Buddy
           
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            Greyghost

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            RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 8:27 PM (permalink)
            Dubliner makes interesting cheese and very good, but when it comes to cheese, I think England leaves the Irish in the dust and I am saying that as a Celt. Give me a true Cheshire every time. Full of crumbly goodness and flavor it is no wonder it made the cat smile.

            Of course Stilton has no equal in the blue cheese department, especially with a good glass of port wine.

            The Irish do seem to excel with butter, however. Kerrey Gold is certainly the butter gold standard.
             
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              ann peeples

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              RE: Costco's Irish cheese Tue, 01/29/08 9:15 PM (permalink)
              Thanks,Buddy, for the clarification.As I was writing( and remembering)I thought the two were intertwined.Wonderful products,and I hope our roadfood friends can find them!
               
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                Sneetch

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                RE: Costco's Irish cheese Wed, 01/30/08 6:19 PM (permalink)
                mmmm - Kerrygold butter...can't keep it in the house, especially if there's challah bread around...
                 
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                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                  RE: Costco's Irish cheese Wed, 01/30/08 8:19 PM (permalink)
                  Wow, Irish butter and Jewish bread...sounds like my marriage!

                  Buddy
                   
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                    Robearjr

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                    RE: Costco's Irish cheese Wed, 01/30/08 8:26 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

                    Wow, Irish butter and Jewish bread...sounds like my marriage!

                    Buddy


                    That's my marriage as well.

                    I won't just give away who is what, but I'll make it pretty obvious. My wife is from Skokie, Illinois.
                     
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                      BuddyRoadhouse

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                      RE: Costco's Irish cheese Wed, 01/30/08 8:53 PM (permalink)
                      We swing the other way...

                      Buddy

                      P.S. BTW, I grew up in Morton Grove, right next door to Skokie. In fact, some of my best friends...

                      B.
                       
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                        Ciaoman

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                        RE: Costco's Irish cheese Wed, 01/30/08 9:06 PM (permalink)
                        Costco recently carried a fantastic jalepeno-and-cayenne pepper cheese a while back. Can't seem to find it now. If you see it, grab it. The absolute best hot-pepper cheese I've tasted. Sold in wedges with a red wax cover.
                         
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                          MikeS.

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                          RE: Costco's Irish cheese Thu, 01/31/08 12:15 AM (permalink)
                          Ciaoman, thanks I'll be looking for that.
                           
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                            leethebard

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                            RE: Costco's Irish cheese Fri, 02/1/08 12:20 AM (permalink)
                            Yes...Dubliner.....that's the one I meant! Was at Costco today stocking up on Giant Victory Party foods...and the Dubliner was flying out of the case at our very busy store. Ithink this super cheese will be at many a Super Bowl Party this sunday!
                             
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                              gofoodracer

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                              RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sat, 02/2/08 10:15 PM (permalink)
                              I am fantatical about butter, I always keep Kerrygold in the house for bread or french toast pancakes....I will cook with or make sauces with the "cheap" butter, but when it counts bring out the Kerrygold!

                              Salted please!
                               
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                                BT

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                                RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sun, 02/3/08 4:08 AM (permalink)
                                I couldn't afford to eat as much Parmegiano Reggiano as I do without CostCo. But my sister makes fairly frequent business trips to England and brings back the English cheeses direct.

                                Meanwhile, the best butter I've ever had was in two places: Denmark and New Zealand. Where would smorrebrod be without truly fantastic butter. And the same is generally true in NZ (I learned to love asparagus sandwiches on heavily buttered bread there).
                                 
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                                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                                  RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sun, 02/3/08 7:53 AM (permalink)
                                  How was the asparagus prepared? Roasted? Steamed? Pan sauteed? Some other method?

                                  Buddy
                                   
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                                    BT

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                                    RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sun, 02/3/08 6:48 PM (permalink)
                                    It seemed to be steamed. At least that's my guess.
                                     
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                                      BuddyRoadhouse

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                                      RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sun, 02/3/08 11:38 PM (permalink)
                                      And the sandwich is just plain white bread, lots of good quality butter and the asparagus? Or is there more to it?

                                      Buddy

                                      P.S. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm knockin' your sandwich, but if I'm going to make one here in my home I just want to make sure I understand it and can faithfully recreate it before I comment on it.

                                      B.
                                       
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                                        MikeS.

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                                        RE: Costco's Irish cheese Sun, 02/3/08 11:52 PM (permalink)
                                        Went to Costco tonight and bought the Dubliner cheese. I like it but of course PP didn't much care for it. Ava liked it too. Good but not great. I prefer a really good cheddar.

                                        So I'm going to cut the block into thirds and freeze 2/3s.

                                        MikeS.
                                         
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                                          BT

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                                          RE: Costco's Irish cheese Mon, 02/4/08 11:18 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

                                          And the sandwich is just plain white bread, lots of good quality butter and the asparagus? Or is there more to it?

                                          Buddy



                                          As best I recall, that was pretty much it (this was 1976, you understand). But I could never duplicate the things in the US myself. The butter was so good and flavorful, that the best I could come at home was to use cream cheese instead.
                                           
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