What butter or whiskey does not cure cannot be cured. – Irish Proverb
The “luck of the Irish” is allegedly an ironic phrase, but when focusing on the fare, most will agree: Irish palates and stomachs are quite lucky. With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, this week is the perfect time to dish up some Irish-inspired recipes with delicious Wisconsin Cheese.
Irish cream, a perfect coffee or chai tea companion, is surprisingly simple to create at home using this recipe from The Bojon Gourmet. Delicate vanilla and almond flavors sweeten up the Irish whiskey to make a liqueur tasty enough to enjoy on the rocks or neat with a bold Wisconsin Cheddar-Blue Cheese.
Or, if you prefer your drink to feature the distinct flavor of Irish whiskey, a warm drink from Our Lady of Second Helpings containing lemon, honey, and clove will cure any ailments, and pairs perfectly with Wisconsin Blue.
The potato, an important crop in Ireland’s history, is dressed up over at Edible Ireland, where the creamy mashed potatoes combine with kale, milk and butter to create an iconic colcannon recipe. Serve in a steaming bowl topped with Wisconsin Parmesan — your taste buds will adore these spuds.
Another classic meal of corned beef and cabbage couples deliciously with slices of Wisconsin Monterey Jack in City Social’s Mini Corn Beef Sandwiches. These sliders are the ideal size for appetizers amidst the St. Patty’s Day festivities.
And on the sweeter side, brownies with Irish whiskey ganache and a melt-in-your-mouth consistency will make you call off the search for that pot ‘o gold. This decadent dessert by Stephanie at Ice Cream Before Dinner has all of the elements needed to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Try using Wisconsin Mascarpone in the ganache for a truly delectable treat.
With such an abundance of scrumptious, Irish-influenced recipes to choose from, we’re wishing St. Patrick’s Day were more of a monthly affair!