March Cheese Subscription Box
You don't need the luck of the Irish to get your hands on our March Cheese Subscription Box. Ireland's rich, lush pastures naturally produce of the world's best cheese and the industry has been enjoying a welcome revival since the 1970s. Discover the best of Irish cheese, just in time for St Patrick’s Day, March 17th.
CASHEL SHEPHERD’S STORE
Ewe milk, County Tipperary, Ireland
Cashel Shepherd’s Store is a traditional, European style semi-hard cheese handmade from 100% Irish Friesland ewes milk and only made during the traditional lactation period from February to September. Each wheel weighs as much as 5 kilos and represents approximately 50 litres of milk – the equivalent of one day's milking from 30 sheep.
During maturation, Cashel Shepherd’s Store is washed and turned by hand every week for 6 months, until it reaches a balanced flavour and is ready to enjoy. The resulting cheese offers a with a full flavour, smooth texture and a complex mix of both savoury and gentle, sweet notes. More reminiscent to the Ossau Iraty / Pyrenees style cheeses than Manchego or Pecorino, this is a distinctly Irish traditional farmhouse cheese.
Goes well with: Pinot Noir, dry Rosé, full-bodied Chardonnay
COOLEA - SELECTED BY NEAL'S YARD DAIRY
Cows milk, County Cork, Ireland
Coolea(koo-LAY) is a hard cooked cheese made to a recipe similar to traditional Dutch Gouda, the main difference being that it is made with pasteurised milk. This aged version is only produced from cheeses made in the warmer months when the cows graze on pasture, not in winter when they are housed in sheds.
The dense texture is smooth in the mouth, and the flavours are complex, ranging from rich and sweet, with hints of hazelnuts, butterscotch and honey, to nutty and lingering with a savoury finish.
Goes well with: Single Malt Whisky, fortified wines, full-bodied red wines
Cows milk, County Tipperary, Ireland
Cashel Blue is one of Ireland's best loved cheeses and has a rich and voluptuous creamy texture. The cheese is golden yellow and well marbled with vibrant green-blue mould. The flavour offers the perfect balance of creamy cheese and spicy blue, balanced with a salty tang.
The Grubb family has lived in Ireland since the 17th century, when they fled England for religious reasons. Ever since, they have been millers and butter-makers on their farm at Beechmount, near the dramatic limestone outcrop known as the Rock of Cashel.
Cashel Blue was created by husband and wife Louis and Jane Grubb in the 1980’s. The idea came about after Jane – a chef – saw a gap in the market for a great Irish blue cheese.
Goes well with: Sauternes, Pennyweight Gold or other fortified wines
SHERIDANS IRISH BROWN BREAD CRACKERS
County Cork, Ireland
Ever since her stint working at Sheridans many moons ago, Harper & Blohm’s own Olivia Sutton reckons Sheridans Irish Brown Bread Crackers are the quintessential taste of Ireland and she's not wrong. Their distinctive Irish brown bread taste comes from just four ingredients (wholemeal wheat flour, buttermilk, butter and sea salt).
Sheridans Cheesemongers have shops across Ireland and a reputation for being one of the best in the business. The owners Seamus & Kevin Sheridan teamed up with baker Richard Graham Leigh on a mission to create the perfect crackers to accompany cheese and we think they've done it! Watch them on this video.
Goes well with: all the cheese in your March subscription box, that's handy!
About the Harper & Blohm cheese subscriptions
Our monthly cheese subscription is a carefully selected box of cheese with tasting notes delivered straight to your door. We offer 1, 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions starting at $95 a month including delivery. Delivery via our refrigerated courier is available across Melbourne & selected areas of regional Victoria.
Orders for our March Cheese Subscription Box close at 5pm Friday 25th February for delivery on Friday 4th March.