Kerrygold (grass-fed) cheese?
I have been trying to limit our dairy to only raw and/or grass-fed. Dairy is like crack to me, and I tend to over-indulge and snack on it. We do have a local source for raw milk/kefir and raw milk cheeses, but they are very expensive so we only order once or twice a month.
Thanks to St. Patty's Day, Kerrygold cheese is on sale all over the place this week, Aldi has Dubliner and Blarneycastle for $2.99!! (for comparison, the sale price at Bi-Lo is still $5.29) How bad is Kerrygold cheese in the grand scheme of dairy? It's made from grass-fed milk, but it's also pasteurized. I'm debating on stocking up, as the "use by" dates are well in the future. I wish I'd stocked up more on the raw milk, organic sharp cheddar they had a couple of months ago--I did buy a lot, but we also ate it all. :( I wish cheese were easier to freeze, making it easier to avoid just snacking on.
I've already stocked up on Kerrygold butter--it's buy one, get one free at Bi-Lo, making it $1.60!! In fact, I'm going back for more this afternoon now that I know it freezes (though that doesn't really matter, as the use by dates are in 2014), and I'm also going to throw a bunch in the grokpot for ghee.