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Say Cheese! Irish Dairy Board Makes a Donation of Cheese to The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University

, August 24th, 2012

Photo by Chris West

The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University (CKNU) has been working hard to make and deliver 22,000 meals to kids across Evanston as a part of this summer’s Feeding Our Future program in addition to our regular operations. Yes, this is a daunting number, but we are well on our way to reaching our goal and we could not have done it without the support of our generous donors.

Last month, we received a donation from The Irish Dairy Board – 800 pounds of individually wrapped Kerrygold Mini Dubliner Cheeses (that’s 22,000 slices of cheese!).   Thanks to Kerrygold, we are able to provide an awesome, calcium-rich snack for homeless individuals and for hungry kids!

Not only has the Kerrygold Cheese been the perfect snack for the Feeding Our Future program, it has become a favorite amongst our regular clients. This delicious cheese has been an exciting addition to our clients’ regular meals.

We could not be more thankful to Kerrygold / The Irish Dairy Board for their incredibly generous donation!Welcome1

While cheese makes an excellent snack and is a great addition to a turkey sandwich, we also are ready to get creative!  Any cheese enthusiasts out there have recipe ideas? We would love to hear them!  I am thinking some mac and cheese, maybe….

About The Irish Dairy Board/Kerrygold USA

The Irish Dairy Board is the marketing and selling cooperative created by Ireland’s small dairy farmer co-ops and co-op creameries to export butter and cheeses all over the world. “Kerrygold” is the international brand of the Irish Dairy Board. Kerrygold butter and cheeses are widely sold in the United States in supermarkets and specialty food stores. For a store finder, visit For more information on this cheese from Ireland, made from grass-fed milk, visit or


Erin Berger is a summer intern at The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University.  She is a rising senior at Northwestern University and she enjoys reading and spending time outside.


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