St Patricks Day - Celebrate with a blue

Date: 12-Mar-2009 News Blog

Celebrate St Patricks day with a blue


I stand to be challenged on this. But according to WIKI,

St Patricks Blue, not green, was the colour long-associated with St. Patrick. Green, the colour most widely associated with Ireland, with Irish people, and with St. Patrick's Day in modern times, may have gained its prominence through the phrase "the wearing of the green" meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing. At many times in Irish history, to do so was seen as a sign of Irish nationalism or loyalty to the Roman Catholic faith. St. Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish. The wearing of and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the saint's holiday. The change to Ireland's association with green rather than blue probably began around the 1750's.

So, while we're talking of things Irish, St Patricks Day and of course Blue, we have just received a new consignment of Cashel Blue and Crozier Blue in time for St Patricks day.


Direct from Jane and Louis Grubb in County Tippperary, Ireland comes Cashel Blue, probably Ireland's most famouse artisan cheese. Cashel Blue is made from the milk of their own herd of Fresian cows and much effort has been spent on maintaining the highest quality milk.

This blue starts out slightly firm and lactic but with careful ageing these flavours smooth out to a luscious, rich full flavoured blue. Now sold throughout the world and highly regarded, we are pleased to offer this to our discerning clientelle in Australia. Each 1.5Kg wheel is beautifully presented in gold foil and is great value at $39.95 /kg


Following in the footseps of their Uncle's success with Cashel Blue, the Clifton Brown boys have succeeded in producing an equally remarkable cheese, Crozier Blue. Looking for ways to find the best way to get value from their exceptionally fine pasture in Tipperary, Henry and Louis Clifton-Brown began to explore the possibility of producing sheeps milk to be transformed into a Blue at their Uncle's factory. While many locals thought milking sheep in Ireland to be "a bit silly" they persevered, spending the best part of 2 years researching and travelling the world to find the best breed and dairy design for milking sheep.

Now, almsot 10 years on they proudly boast a milking herd of over 200 sheep and their cheese, Crozier Sheep Milk Blue has won many awards and acclaim throughout the world.

There is no question that the limestone fileds give a special flavour to the milk that creates this unique blue cheese. You can taste this unique flavour in their cheese and will be impressed by it's depth, complexity and well balanced salty tang.

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