There’s no quicker way to beat the blues than to dig into a slice of pizza.
I know what you’re thinking. I thought the same thing. But, trust me – while pizza may not sound very Irish, it is, in fact, much beloved on the Emerald Isle.
They simply add a little something special, to make it their own.
Let’s zoom in for a close up, shall we?
Did you see the secret ingredient?
When you bite in, it’ll be tingly. Creamy. Almost spicy.
For cheese lover’s everywhere it is oh-so-familiar.
Cashel blue, to be exact.
This cheese has been winning awards, pretty much since the first batch, and I can see why. It’s fabulous. When its young, it is firm and crumbly (and more mild); and when it’s aged, it’s soft and creamy (and extra stinky). The one pictured above was definitely soft and creamy. And extra stinky.
So, next time you want to make a pizza Irish, simply crumble on Cashel blue cheese and bake as normal. You can find it at any good cheese counter.
I’m partial to cashel blue, caramelized onion, roasted garlic, and fresh thyme on homemade pita dough.
And I like to eat it across from Kylemore Abbey, while listening to the water gently ebb and flow, making the row boats rock ever so slightly …
So what about you? Would you beat the blues like an Irishman?
Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only. This recipe and hundreds more from around the world may be found at www.GlobalTableAdventure.com.