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Move over chocolate selection boxes, there’s a new contender for favourite Christmas treat and the perfect end to a meal with friends, with Aldi’s Ardagh Irish Cheddar Selection Box €4.49, on sale in all Aldi stores from Friday, November 29!

 An outstanding selection of Irish Cheddar produced in Ballineen, Co.Cork using 100% Irish milk. Share an experience with Aldi’s award winning Irish 12 Month Vintage White Cheddar, delicious Irish Cracked Black Pepper Cheddar, smooth Irish Smoked Cheddar and flavoursome Irish 12 Month Vintage Red Cheddar.  

The perfect treat for the cheese lovers in our life, make a statement cheeseboard this Christmas with this classic combination of Irish cheddar that can be enjoyed by everyone.

 Maynard’s Late Bottled Vintage Port €13.99 is the perfect match for this gift. 

The above product contains 4 x 100g cheeses and is on sale in 139 Aldi stores nationwide from Friday, November 29.

 For more information, see www.aldi.ie


Cheese gets a bad rep.

Sure it's loaded with calories and fat, but it's definitely tasty enough that we're willing to forget that. 

However, you'll be happy to know that researchers at the Texas A&M University have discovered a surprising health benefit linked with the food.  

According to the study, aged cheese like brie, parmesan and cheddar could actually prevent liver disease and contribute to a longer life expectancy

Apparently these unlikely benefits are all down to a special compound called ‘spermidine’.

The naturally occurring compound has been known to hinder the replication of damaged liver cells, thus preventing many liver diseases, including cancer.

The spermidine treatment was linked to a 25 per cent increase in the life expectancy if mice, however, scientist still have a long way to go before confirming if the same effect could be seen in humans.

Not a cheese lover? Don’t worry, the same effect can be had from eating whole grains, mushrooms, corn and legumes.

Not us though, we’ll take all the cheese. 



OK, try not to panic, but the gods have sent us the greatest gift of all time – and it involves melted cheese (of course).


Make your dreams come true with the Fondoodler, the hot glue gun for cheese.

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The Fondoodler (excellent choice of name, tbh) is a very special gun-like contraption, that functions just like a hot glue gun.


You've never made a taco this good 

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The difference here is that, instead of sticks of glue, the Fondoodler melts sticks of CHEESE.



Cheese your crackers

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According to the Fondoodler's website, you will have melted cheese within three minutes of removing the device from the box. 

I have tears of joy. 


Let them eat cheese #fondoodler #cheesecreation

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This life-changing device will set you back just $25 (around €23), which is a small price to pay for true happiness.

Thank you, Cheesus! 


We implore you not to panic BUT cheese is basically the elixir of life (like we didn't already know!).

According to a study published in the Nature Medicine journal the compound called spermidine can be found in cheese.

This amazing compound can also be found in food such as peas, beans and whole grains, and science says that those who consume it are more likely to live longer.


The study also claims that eating mature cheese can help combat heart failure and high blood pressure… woohoo!

These beautiful scientists first analysed their theory using mice, and then they surveyed Italian people and their diets.

Not that we needed an excuse, but thus is some GOUDA news… 

Pass the parmesan please. 


Cheese is more than any normal food. For some people, it is basically a religion.

If you know someone whose eyes start to sparkle at the mention of a cheeseboard, we have some great ideas of Christmas gift that will make them incredibly happy. 

1. A crackers and chutney hamper

EDINBURGH PRESERVES, Cheese Wedge Gift Pack, €18.00, brownthomas.com

2. A cheese maker

LEKUE Cheese Maker, €35.95, arnotts.ie

3. An elegant cheese dome

J by Jasper Conran – White marble and glass cheese dome, €60.00, debenhams.ie

4. A cookbook devoted to grilled cheese

Cheese Melts Cook Book, €17.55, asos.com

5. A delightful print

Kitchen Wall Art Print 'French Cheeses', €28.54, etsy.com

6. A pair of earrings

Cheese Earrings by BY POPPY, €11, notonthehighstreet.com

7. A cheese knife set

MASTERCLASS 3 Piece Cheese Knife Set, €25.00, brownthomas.com


If cheese and prosecco are your idea of a winning combination, then oh boy, have we got news for you.

In what is arguably the most millennial-inspired product of all time, the genius staff at The Great British Cheese Company have just created a prosecco and raspberry flavoured cheese.

Oh, and did we mention it's bright pink?

Not going to lie – we are absolutely dying to try this.

A spokesperson for the company told Pretty52, they hope the new flavour combo will go down a treat this Christmas.

“You've probably heard of the popular at Christmas classic, Wensleydale with Cranberries,” they said.

“The idea to pair prosecco and Raspberry with Wensleydale produces the same savoury, sweet and acidic flavour combinations.”

“Crumbly but milky Wensleydale, sweetness from Raspberries and the acidity from prosecco produces a creamy but sweet raspberry flavoured cheese, with the prosecco acidity cutting through your palette as you taste the cheese.”

But wait, there's more.

Prosecco and raspberry isn't the only wacky flavour available at The British Cheese Company – in fact, there's a whole range of strange combinations.

From Chilli and Lime to Sticky Toffee, there really is something for everyone.

You can checkout the full range here.

Unfortunately, the company do not currently deliver to Ireland – but not to worry, we're already planning on bringing an empty suitcase on our next city break so we can stockpile this magnificant creation.


Now, don't get us wrong. We love a good wedding cake. Especially the cakes that come with different flavoured layers. Yum.

But, now that we've come across these particular cakes, we couldn't be more happy. Because… cheese.

Yep, we're major cheese lovers here in Shemazing HQ, and Sheridan's Cheesemongers has made our cheesy delights come true.

The company has started to create wedding cheese cakes, and not only do they look great, they taste pretty fab too.

Sheridan's Facebook page is also full to the brim of happy couples smiling beside their cheese cakes, so it looks like it's a must for any cheese-loving brides out there.

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We're not getting married, but this is definitely going in the (nonexistent) wedding plans.


So, there's going to be an Irish gin and cheese festival happening THIS May – and we are probably a lot more excited then we should be.

To celebrate some of Ireland's best gins and cheeses, the Burren Slow Food Festival, which will take place on 12th, 13th and 14th May 2017, will bring together food producers, chefs and writers for a weekend of talks, demonstrations and workshops. 

And the best part?

There will be a huge showcasing of the best of Irish gin including Blackwater Gin, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Dingle Gin and Shortcross Gin. 

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Dublin’s leading mixologist Oisin Davies will also be there making unique cocktails with wild and foraged ingredients.

For the first time, Ireland’s raw milk cheese presidium will be at the event, hosting workshops and tastings of raw milk cheese, many of which are not widely available nationwide.

The presidium, which is made up of eleven artisan dairies work with their own distinctive style and techniques and share a common commitment to producing a safe, high-quality product using raw milk from their own cows or goats, or milk from nearby herds.

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The three-day event will also include a farmers' market, foraging, children’s activities, the traditional Burren Slow Food Banquet as well as a champagne and seafood picnic in a boat under the Cliffs of Moher.

See ya there, ladies! 


Not that any of us needed an excuse to enjoy an evening of cheese and wine, but these shot glasses are DELICIOUS. 

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Cheese shot glasses are a thing, and we cannot believe we're only figuring this out now…

The best part? You can make them at home, and they're easy to create.

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What you'll need:

2 pounds cheddar cheese

Silicone shot glass mould

Wine (a lot of it!)

What you'll do:

Grate the cheddar cheese into a bowl.

Microwave cheddar cheese in 30-second intervals for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, until the cheese is melted, but not burnt.

Pour cheese into silicone shot glass moulds and press in gently.

Let set at least 30 minutes until firm. Remove from the mould and serve with wine of your choice.

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We have been seeing so many alternative advent calendars this year, from wine to gin– and everything in between.

However, the latest one may just be the strangest advent calendar yet, and we sort of love it. 

Cheese Advent Calendar

Annem Hobson, a food blogger from London, has invented a cheese advent calendar… and has become our ultimate hero as a result. 

Cheese Advent Calendar

Each day contains a delicious piece of cheese, from cheddar to brie!

A CHEESE advent calendar exists and why has no-one thought of this before?!

The kicker is that Annem won't be ready to distribute these amazing calendars until 2017, so we'll have to wait.

Cheese Advent Calendar

You can register your interest over on cheeseadventcalendar.com, where you'll get updates on Annems cheesy progress.

However, if you simply cannot wait until next year, why not make your own?

Cheese Advent Calendar

Annem posted instructions on her blog, so we can all have our very own cheese-filled calendar. 

Thanks BRIE to God. 




For the discerning cheese fiend, one slice is just never enough. 

Yes, you know you have a problem when even an entire board laden down heavy with a half a dozen varieties can be deliciously devoured in less than an hour. 

However, rather than bemoaning a lack of self control, it seems that genetics have a LOT to answer for when it comes to cheese cravings. Indeed, the food can be like a hard drug to some people.

In short, it's not you it's science.

Fancy-pants researchers at the University Of Cambridge have found that around one in 1,000 people have a troublesome gene called MC4R. This means they have a predisposition for high-fat foods (read: donuts, pizza, butter and CHEESE!), but less of a preference for high-sugar foods. 

The scientists laid-out a chicken korma buffet followed by an Eton Mess dessert for 54 volunteers of various size. 

And while there was no real difference in the amount eaten between the individuals, the 14 people with MC4R unknowingly ate a significantly higher proportion of the high-fat korma, although they liked the high-sugar option less than their counterparts.

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, neuroscientist and co-author of the study, said in response: “People couldn’t tell the food apart and that was the key thing. They [participants with the MC4R defect] still ate a lot more of the high fat and a lot less of the high sugar which suggests that the brain has ways of picking up levels of nutrients.”

Past experiments with mice have found similar links between the MC4R gene defect and fatty food preference but the Cambridge research is the first human study of its kind.


It's no secret that around SHEmazing! Towers we're massive, big, HUGE fans of all things pizza.

Which is why we like to consume it in its many guises as often as possible. 

We also like when science backs-up our dietary preferences with gems such as "pizza makes you more productive," – a research finding we frankly couldn't agree more with. 

But while pizza gives us many things in life, sadly it rarely offers us the likes of free trips to Italy (but then neither does, say, celery – and pizza is definitely a lot more fun).

That could ALL change tomorrow, however.

Yes – upon spotting snaps of Dublin hottie Holly Carpenter sprawled on a couch tucking into a cheesy and pepperoni delight (a woman after our own hearts, evidently) – a spot of investigation unearthed a competition we will most certainly be part-taking in. 

In short, Dr. Oetker is holding a rather delicious Great Italian Lock-In.

In a statement, Dr. Oetker says that it wants you to: "Lock the door and unlock the fresh pizzeria taste at home by popping a Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza in the oven, 12 minutes later, say 'Bellissimo' and share a photo of you enjoying your Ristorante on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GreatItalianLockIn and you could be jetting off to Italy!" 

In a statement, we say: "HURRAH for pizza!"

We scoured the small print and furthermore discovered that entries will be open all next week via #GreatItalianLockIn hashtag – meaning if you're not in a particularly pizza place tomorrow (what's wrong with you?) you can submit your entry at your leisure. 


More info is available from the Dr. Oetker Facebook page and website.