Cashel Blue Cheese is considered to be the original Irish Farmhouse cow’s milk cheese. Cashel Blue is distributed at between six to ten weeks of age. At this time is it creamy yet firm, its white paste is accented with distinctive blue veins and spicy tang. Cashel will continue aging and evolving to its flavor peak in your home for up to six months, although that’s an awful long time to go without eating it. If you can last three months without devouring it, your Cashel Blue cheese will have developed a deeper yellow butter like color and the veins will give a more marbled appearance.
The rind of this cheese is untreated and therefore edible. It is the saltiest component of the cheese, so do not let it catch you off guard or disappoint you. The flavors will grow milder and spicier as you approach the center.
Pair your Cashel Blue cheese with a sweet wine that will balance its spicy creaminess.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.