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Irish cheddar?
« on: October 07, 2013, 12:50:41 PM »
I've been reading the other threads about blending other cheeses into mozz to add flavor.  It struck me that the Irish cheddar from Costco has a great flavor that might blend well with mozz.  Anyone use it?


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Re: Irish cheddar?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 12:59:51 PM »
I haven't used the Costco Irish cheddar but I've used other ones that are probably very similar. I really like the flavor. I do find that it is best to mix it with mozzarella and maybe some provolone if you have some.  I think the cheddar works best as an accent cheese.  BTW, if you have Trader Joe's near you, try their "Unexpected Cheddar". I really love it and it isn't terribly expensive. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 01:15:21 PM »
I agree with you, it would probably be best to mix it.  Irish cheddar has a powerful flavor profile, salty, tangy, slightly sharp and aromatic.   I'm going to give it a try soon.  I might have some buried in the "cheese drawer".

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Re: Irish cheddar?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 01:25:00 PM »
This is the brand carried by Costco.

http://www.kerrygold.com/products/dubliner


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Re: Irish cheddar?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 03:52:24 PM »
I've had that Kerrygold a bunch of times and it is really good cheese.  I probably have put it on pizza, I'm not sure. It's got a very nice flavor, I know that.  I use it a lot for sandwiches and quesadillas. 

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Re: Irish cheddar?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 10:07:46 PM »
Mixed with mozz on a pizza, a little goes a long way.
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: Irish cheddar?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 02:12:07 PM »
Mixed with mozz on a pizza, a little goes a long way.

I was thinking the same thing.  Very strong flavors, but probably complementary to the mozz.

I've been mixing in smoked Gouda, yellow (American) cheddar, Fontina, and a dusting of parm.