This is one for hardcore cheese fans only.
An evening of blue cheese appreciation will take place at Meades Bar 126 on Oliver Plunkett Street on Saturday, July 13th, 2019.
Kicking off at 5.30pm, The Blues, Baby Cheese Tasting, organised by ‘accidental cheese nerd’ Molly Garvey of Before Dessert, will introduce guests to five new blue cheeses, some with pairings, some with comparisons.
With its sharp, tangy flavour and characteristic bluish-green veining (caused by mould generated in a careful ageing process) blue cheese is creamy, crumbly and utterly moreish if you’re into it.
In fact, an online bidder paid a record €14,300 for a Cabrales artisan cheese recently in Spain, breaking a Guinness World Record for most expensive cheese sold at auction.
Love blue cheese? So did the bidder in this auction, who paid a record €14,300 for a Cabrales artisan cheese recently in Spain https://t.co/mBqz1qfxov 🧀🤑
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) June 20, 2019
Fifteen restaurants fought to take home the 2.62 kg block of a cheese from the Valfríu cheese factory, one of the strongest blue cheeses in the world.
Happily, the Meades event is a much more cost effective way to improve your cheese cred – tickets are €17.50 and available here.
We can’t think of a better way to discover new favourites for the fridge.