Costco Shoppers Are Obsessed With This Classic Irish Cheese

It's not uncommon for cheeses to have a cult-like following, and Kerrygold's Dubliner cheese definitely has its set of fans. As described by the makers themselves, the creation is a pale yellow cow's milk cheese made for crackers featuring flavors that are described as "sweet and nutty with a piquant bite of aged Parmesan" (per the official website). This Irish import is definitely unique, and by most accounts, really delicious. Says one fan, "This cheese will ruin you from other cheddars. Anything else will taste bland or bad. If they ever quit selling it, I'd be screwed" (via Reddit).

It's just another reason we can love Costco since this cheese, like others in the deli section, is sold in bulk. Dubliner specifically is listed as selling in two-pound blocks (via Costco Business). Many Redditors mention that, in addition to the bulk sales option, they have found coupons available for $3.50 off as well at Costco.

And if the taste is enough to lure you in, you might also like the great story behind Dubliner as well.

Dubliner has a story as tasty as the cheese itself

Dubliner is one of those products that connects food history, almost like the six steps celebrity game. For example, Dubliner is part of Kerrygold which also makes butter. One of the original Kerrygold buttermakers also went on to make the iconic Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur, inspired by his dairy experience (via The Irish Times). The name Dubliner derives not from the city, either, but instead a famous Irish folk group "The Dubliners" that were founded in 1962 (via Badger Herald). The cheese itself was created at a research institute in Cork, by John Lucey while he was working on his PhD in the '90s. He later moved on to become director of University of Wisconsin's Center for Dairy Research.

And if these fun food connections aren't enough to entice you to buy a Costco-size portion of this natural cheese, we can always come back to the flavor. Shares a cheese-lover on Reddit, "It tastes like if a good Swiss and good cheddar combined. Sweet and nutty finish but has some of that sharp cheddar taste." As another fan concludes, "Definitely Costco's best hard cheese."