Supermarket chain Aldi has released new festive and boozy cheeses just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Produced by Kerrygold, everyone’s favorite Irish dairy, the alcohol-infused cheeses hit the shelves yesterday at locations throughout the U.S.
While the boozy cheeses won’t get you drunk, the flavors combinations are bound to be an excellent party conversation starter.
“Infused with the robust flavor of whiskey, Kerrygold’s rich and creamy Aged Cheddar now has unique undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey,” Kerrygold says. “Entrenched in the history and traditions of Ireland, Cheddar and whiskey are now together in one spirited Irish grass-fed cow’s milk cheese. This tasty combination is the perfect compliment to your party’s gourmet cheese platter and is also a unique gift item.”
If beer is more to your taste, Kerrygold is also offering an Irish stout infused Dubliner cheese: “A classic combination from the capital city of Ireland, Kerrygold’s original all-natural Dubliner Irish Cheese and its perfect pair, an Irish Stout, are now together in a new unique cow’s milk cheese. The classic flavor combination brings out the sweet, nutty, rich flavor of Dubliner Cheese and swirls and tumbles it together with the malty, caramel, bitter flavor of a perfect pint of Irish Stout.”
In addition to the Kerrygold offerings, Aldi also released two green-hued cheeses produced by Happy Farms, Pesto Gouda and English Sage Derby, to really get your kelly-green spirit on this holiday.
For those who find green cheese unappealing, or wish to keep their beer and whiskey separate out of their dairy, Aldi is also offering a standard Aged Irish Cheddar. All the cheeses retail for $3.99.
Aldi, the German discount supermarket and parent company of Trader Joe’s, last reported 1,600 locations across the U.S. as of 2017. Find out where you can pick up your special Kerrygold St. Patrick’s Day cheese with their store locator here. And check out ShamrockGift.com's great selection of Irish Food Hampers here for all your other Irish culinary needs.