Tag Archives: Cheese

Question of the Week: Who produces the best Irish cheese?

A few days later than usual, this week I’m looking for your “cheesiest” answers!

The home of fantastic dairy, Ireland has a wealth of cheese that’s being produced in the country.

From Durrus, Toonsbridge, Kearney Blue and Clonmore, our cheeses capture the best of flavours – but which are your favourite?

I posed the question online to see what cheese tickles your fancy. Here’s what you had to say on Twitter: twit1 twit2 twit3 twit4 twit5 twit6 twit7 twit8 twit9 twit10 twit11 twit12

(Lead image via Wikimedia Commons/MigGroningen)

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Word of Mouth: Don’t miss the Irish Gin and Cheese tasting and distiller talk this week

As part of the Dublin Gin & Tonic Fest, Slow Food Dublin will be hosting a special night dedicated to tasting gin and eating cheese.

Hosted on June 24th, the tasting will include three Irish gins with cheese pairings selected specially by Sheridans Cheesemongers.

Not only that but the gin producers (see below) will be there to talk about their product and the botanicals that make their drink unique:

Members of Slow Food can get their tickets for €10, with non-members paying €12. Buy your tickets for the event here via Eventbrite.

(Lead image via Slow Food Ireland)

Recall of Fromagerie Donge Brie de Meaux due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has announced that as a precautionary measure, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers is recalling a batch of Fromagerie Donge Brie de Meaux, due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes – the bacterium that causes the infection listeriosis.

Product:

Fromagerie Donge Brie de Meaux; Approval Number: FR 55.518.001 CE

Batch:

RG0805M; best before date: 24/07/2014

According to the FSAI, the affected cheese was supplied to a small number of speciality stores in Ireland.

Point of sale notices are being displayed in stores advising consumers not to eat the implicated batch.

(Image via Food Safety Authority of Ireland)