St. Patrick's Day celebrations: Bring on the beer and cheese!
St. Patrick's Day is a wonderful excuse to explore Irish cheeses. Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has highlighted three excellent Irish cheeses and Eric, their beer buyer, has chosen three tasty beers to pair with each cheese. We may be cracking into these earlier than we'd like to admit....
Cashel Blue - Made by the husband and wife team of Louis and Jane Grubb at Beechmount in County Tipperary, this is one of Ireland’s most well-known artisan blue cheeses. The Grubb family have been long associated with the Cashel area and it looks as though the tradition will continue – Louis and Jane’s daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Sergio, joined the family business in 2003. Cashel Blue is named after Cashel Rock, which overlooks the pastures where the family’s cows graze. It is creamy, rich and savory.
Eric’s recommended beer pairing: Pretty Things – Baby Tree