Spring, Shamrocks, and Irish Cheese!

March 8, 2013
Shauna in Cheese

Shauna, Cheese Monger

Hi Everyone,
Well Spring is in the air and green is on your mind. Shamrocks that is. It is the time of year when everyone is from “The Old Country” and trying to have an Irish accent. It is also the time when people have parties (my favorite) and drink green beer (I’m not sure why). I do know that we can take care of all of your Irish cheese needs. Most Irish cheese you will come across will be an Irish cheddar. Kerrygold, an Irish cheese company, is famous for their Dubliner cheese. A nutty sharp cheddar with just a hint of sweet. All that clover you know . . . This year we have a new Irish cheese that we have not carried before and that is our Oscar Wilde. Yes, it was named after the rascal and poet, Irishman Oscar Wilde. This cheese is aged two years so it will have a sharp flavor with a underlying sweetness. One of my favorites is the Whiskey Cheddar.

M2When you are in our stores don’t forget to stop by our cheese islands. Each and every store has its own style. This week I have been privileged to spend time with the guys at The District, Nate and Kevin. These two are so much fun and totally nuts. Come on in and say “Hi!” Oh and don’t forget to check out their mascot . . . Like I said, Totally Nuts.

4 Responses to “Spring, Shamrocks, and Irish Cheese!”

  • I’m looking for some Picon or Cabrales on the advice of a friend who has spent quite a bit of time in Spain. I’ve bought some great Spanish Valdeon at the Harmon’s in Orem, but I’m going to have to look for these.

    Posted by Scott | March 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm
  • Hi Scott,
    These are great tongue numbing blues but unfortunately we do not carry them. The Valdeon is the closest I am going to have. Both of these blues are a mixed milk like the Valdeon and are going to be big and bold. Caputo’s is the only one that I can find that carry the Spanish Blues and they only have the Cabrales.

    Shauna
    Harmons Speciality Cheese Merchandiser

    Posted by Harmons1 | March 12, 2013 at 10:57 am
  • Thanks for the reply. Illsettle’ for the Valdeon, then. Not that something that good can be considered “settling.”

    Posted by Scott | March 12, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • The District monger convinced me to try the OW Aged Cheddar and it is amazing. Might be my new favorite cheddar and I hope you’ll continue to carry it. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Posted by Whitney | March 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm