Ode to my Kerrygold.

I know it.  You know it.  We all know it.

I simply adore Kerrygold.

With a bounty of goodness sent my way, I had the opportunity to lick my lips and utterly delight in this dairy-gold goodness.
From butters to spreads to a plethora of amazing cheese, for just a short time (a very short time based upon my rapid consumption), I was up to my ears in Kerrygold.

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In cooking I use Kerrygold butter in just about every single thing.  It really makes everything taste better.

For years and years I detested the aroma and the flavor of regular old butter.  Then one day, I took a chance on this Irish gem.  There was no turning back.  It is now slathered upon everything in sight – well, almost – and there is still NO WAY I’ll ever eat just plain jane store-bought stuff.  There is simply no comparison; we are talking an entirely different beast (or dairy cow, in this case).

Try as I might to come up with some new and fandangled recipes featuring Kerrygold, I was faced with a few roadblocks that led to somewhat of a mission “failure.”  (I’m using this term very loosely ~ I don’t like the word one bit).

  1. I use Kerrygold butter every single day, so anything new I would be creating would be accompanying this and using the product anyway.  (As mentioned above).
  2. My first attempt in creating a dish with the cheese involved a small sample…which led to a bigger sample, which ultimately led to consuming the entire block on the spot.  Dubliner, in fact.  Oops.
  3. IMG_4101The products just taste so good on their own, sometimes a mixture of other goodies with the dairy-gold Kerrygold is entirely unnecessary.  Or, just a simple combo will do.  In fact, on several occasions, my meal consisted of a farm fresh peach, a block of Sweet Cheddar or Skellig Kerrygold cheese, a drizzle of honey, and a tad of pancetta.  Heaven.  Amidst another little snackola, I found myself devouring a block of Blarney Castle with a bag of Stahlbush Island Farms Tri Colored Carrots and a dash of salt.  Oh my!IMG_4134
  4. Simple roasted potatoes with the Kerrygold Garlic and Herb Butter is also magnificent.  Nothing added…just those two (maybe some salt and pepper).  That’ll do.

Thus, without further ado, a photo collage, or mélange of Kerrygold goodness.

Oh wait…just a little ado… And, the photos are already displayed!  Just like consuming the Kerrygold.  I couldn’t wait.

I created a salad.  It was amazing.  Fresh greens, fresh berries, fresh herbs, garden picked tomatoes and cucumbers, magnificent sea salt, a few walnuts, a creamy dressing, and my new favorite item on earth: to.die.for.  Kerrygold RED LEICESTER.

Red Leicester – Is There More?

2 cups fresh salad greens
1 small cucumber, sliced
1 small tomato, chopped
1 large handful fresh garden herbs (basil, rosemary, cilantro, chives), minced
1/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1 cup fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, and boysenberries)
3.5 oz. Kerrygold Red Leicester
2 Tbs. creamy dressing (Paleoish Blue Cheese, Paleo Ranch, or Creamy Avocado)
Sea salt and pepper

Toss and devour.  You’ll be asking for more cheese, please.  Trust me.  

Honestly, it was sooooooo good, I sent an email to my contact at Kerrygold.  The rave word for word:

Megan,

I’m still in the process of creating a melange of Kerrygold recipes and features for the blog with the product you sent.  I’m so appreciative of all the product and enjoying every moment of the creation, the sampling, and the finished product.  I feel very blessed to have this opportunity and to share it with my readers.
I have adored Kerrygold butter for quite some time now (I cannot live without it and refuse to consume any other brand).  But, the cheese is relatively new to me.  Last night I opened the RED LEICESTER.  Oh my dear…I have never tasted anything quite so amazing in the world of dairy.  It was an “Oh my good God” moment in our house!  We are still melting over the utter deliciousness of this golden delight.  That said, do you have any way of locating a retailer in my area (Colorado Springs, CO) that carries this variety?  I’ve seen Kerrygold at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and King Soopers (sometimes Natural Grocers), but never this type.  I feel as though this is yet another product of yours that I cannot live without.
Thanks so much!
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Ode to my Kerrygold.

 

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