From its beginnings as a quietly observed religious dinner to the international phenomenon it is today, St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite excuses to celebrate with food and drink. Corned beef and cabbage, Irish cheeses, and just about anything made from potatoes seems to pair perfectly with whiskey and beer. This year, we’re adding to the lineup with our own tasty twist on traditional Irish flavors.
Our butchers have whipped up a batch of Irish-inspired sausage just begging to be the star of your St. Patrick’s Day feast. Made with house made corned beef and extra-stout Guinness, the beef’s savory richness makes a perfect combination with the deep, bittersweet flavors of Ireland’s favorite beer. Try plating these up with mashed potatoes and charred cabbage for an easy Irish celebration. Grab them in-store before they’re gone!
If you’re looking for something with more direct ties to the motherland, look no further than our cheese counter! Neal’s Dairy Yard specializes in English and Irish cheeses, and we carry some of their Irish cheeses. Coolea is a semi-firm, Gouda-like cheese with lots of sweet notes like honey and caramel, making it rich enough to savor but light enough for seconds and thirds. By contrast, Durrus is a soft washed rind cheese, with a buttery paste and vegetal rind. Together, these pasteurized cow’s milk cheeses from County Cork can round out any cheese board.