Cahill’s Ardagh Wine Cheese

Cahill's Cheddar with Wine February’s cheese of the month is Cahill’s Irish cheddar veined with elderberry wine. You definitely won’t miss this cheese with its beautiful marbling and vibrant reddish pink color. The official name is Ardagh wine cheese, after the Smith O’Brien home of Cahermoyle, Ardagh, where this medieval monastic cheese was revived about a hundred years ago. It was revived from an old Palatine recipe, and offers a strong presence of dry red wine in a sharp cheddar.

The cheddar is produced at a family-owned dairy in County Limerick in southern Ireland by the Cahill’s farmhouse cheese family, which is a third generation business. It began in 1902 when the founder, David Cahill, started a small dairy to sell milk door to door. He did very well selling milk, and when the business passed to his nephew in 1920, Cahill began to branch out and started producing soft cheeses. Since then, the family business has evolved to focus more on hand crafted, flavored cheeses like the Ardagh wine cheese that they began making in 1991.

Cahill’s Irish cheddar with elderberry wine can be enjoyed best on crackers or crisp-bread with a glass of vintage port or as a beautiful addition to a cheese board.

Open Daily 8am-9pm

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150 E. Wolfe St. Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 801-8882
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