irish cheese platter guiness-laced cheddar cahills cashel blue

Celebrating St. Patrick’s day doesn’t have to be all about green beer.  Put together a cheese platter featuring Irish-made favorites in honor of St. Patrick.  Here’s a nice combo of Irish cheeses to serve, with varieties that you can find at most well-stocked grocery stores.  The Guiness-laced cheedar is a particularly festive addition for St. Patrick’s day.


Irish Cheese Platter

Irish Cheese Platter

Serve with sliced brown bread, hearty crackers and dried apricots.


  • Irish Cheddar - a sharp, clean tasting cheddar
  • Coolea - similar to Gouda
  • Dubliner - an aged cheddar with the sweet aftertaste of Parmegano Reggiano
  • Cahill’s Porter Cheese - sharp cheedar laced with Guiness Irish porter
  • Cashel Blue - a creamy blue cheese