EVANSTON, Ill, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheese lovers, rejoice! Dubliner, America's favorite Kerrygold cheese and the flagship of the Kerrygold brand, now comes in a reduced-fat version. Kerrygold Reduced Fat Dubliner delivers all the flavor of the original, full-fat Dubliner, for 30 fewer calories and 33% less fat per 1-ounce serving.
Dubliner, a proprietary cheese variety and Kerrygold's best-seller in the U.S., is a cheese with complexity, enticing texture and heady aromas. It has a natural hint of sweetness, elements of a mature Cheddar, the nutty taste of a Swiss and the piquant bite of an aged Parmesan. It is at once crumbly yet creamy with the aromas of fresh-baked bread layered with fresh buttermilk. The reduced-fat version is virtually indistinguishable from the original and avoids the plastic, waxy mouthfeel typical of reduced-fat cheeses.
Like all Kerrygold cheeses and butter, Reduced Fat Dubliner is made in Ireland with milk from grass-fed cows that are never given growth hormones. The cows are raised on small family farms; average herd size is 60.
Format: Kerrygold Reduced Fat Dubliner is available in 7-ounce parchment packages exactly like the original Dubliner, but with a blue stripe across the package to identify the reduced-fat version.
Uses: Shred and add to green salads, top pastas or casseroles. Cut into small cubes and pack with fruit and crackers for a quick, portable lunch. Slice for ham and cheese sandwiches or grill between rustic bread for panini. Cut into cubes and skewer with wedges of tart apple using small picks. Shred and melt between flour tortillas for easy quesadillas. Use as an option when you want a larger portion of cheese or for lightening up recipes that call for larger amounts of cheese.
Availability: Kerrygold Reduced Fat Dubliner will be sold at major supermarkets and specialty stores.
The new cheese joins a family of favorites: Dubliner, Aged Cheddar, Reduced Fat Aged Cheddar, Reserve Cheddar, Cashel Blue farmhouse cheese, Red Leicester, Blarney Castle, Swiss, Dubliner with Irish Stout, and Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey, as well as salted and unsalted Pure Irish Butter, Garlic & Herb Butter, Kerrygold Reduced Fat Irish Butter and Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Irish Butter. For more information, visit www.kerrygoldusa.com
SOURCE Irish Dairy Board