My friends know I am the ultimate cheese lover. It’s never too early or too late for a few nice pieces of cheese mixed with some fresh fruit, on top of a baguette, or melted into sinfully delicious Colombian hot chocolate.
I was horrified after seeing only walls of cheddar cheese at every supermarket I entered here in Dublin. Don’t get me wrong, I like cheddar, but I thrive on the variety of flavors, textures and aromas that the world of cheese can offer. Also, I prefer quality to factory-made mystery cheeses. I was saved by the kind souls at Sheridan’s Cheesemongers.
Founded in 1995 in Galway, their approach is traditional, focusing on artisan cheeses of the highest quality produced here in Ireland and throughout Europe. Sheridan’s has the best variety of cheeses and the most knowledgeable staff I’ve encountered since arriving to Ireland; their attention to the customer is unbeatable!
I suggest going by the shop as you start your day and having one of their experts help you put together a varied selection of cheeses, some of the delicious breads and cured meats on offer, and a bottle of fine wine to compliment it all. When you feel like having a break from the sightseeing, treat yourself to an impromptu picnic!
Of course, you can find a nice selection of Irish cheddar at Sheridan’s too, but you can rest assured that it will always be better than what you can find at one of the supermarkets.