SUCCESS!: Vintage Bacon and Cheese Dip Returns to Cookes of Dublin in Disney Springs!

You know when you lose your favorite tee shirt and, for weeks, months, or even years you lament that you’ve had to live so long without it? And then one day you find it, wedged behind the washing machine, still as comfortable and doggone perfect as ever?

That’s what’s about to happen to our taste buds. Because Vintage Bacon and Cheese Dip is returning to Cookes of Dublin in Disney Springs on August 31!

Now, many of you know that I’ve been campaigning for this forEVER…at least ever since they took it away. I circulated a petition on facebook. I launched a kickstarter. I bent the ear of everyone I knew who had anything to do with Cookes of Dublin. (OK, not those first two, but I did do the third one.) AND IT’S BACK. DREAMS DO COME TRUE. (At least they said it’s coming back…so that’s all I have to go on.)

That sound you hear is the chorus of bacon and cheese angels that I hired to celebrate this news.

Irish Cheese and Bacon Dip

Irish Cheese and Bacon Dip

This dip is OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. It’s stunning in its simplicity: strong, melted, Irish cheese is combined with chunks of bacon. When we say “strong Irish cheese,” we mean it. It’s aged. It’s potent. And despite being reduced to stringy, melty goodness, it’s still got a kick.

Irish Cheese and Bacon Dip with Skinny Chips

Irish Cheese and Bacon Dip with Skinny Chips

This is a must do Disney food, friends. Trust us. Whether you get a side of chips or a spoon with which to eat it, just do. You can thank us later (by purchasing a cup of Vintage Bacon and Cheese Dip for us. Actually — make it two.)

Have you dived into this cup of cheese heaven? Let us know! 


  1. Nicole H says

    Thank the cheesy, bacon-y gods. This has remained on my to-eat list out of pure stubbornness… the universe has heard my cries! This is legitimately one of the best things I’ve ever had in the World, and I have eaten a LOT of Disney food.

  2. Patricia says


    Every time I walked by Cooke’s I cried that this treat had disappeared. So, glad to have it back when I come next month!

  3. Megan says

    The rumors are true! It really is back! Went there tonight and was beyond excited to savor in the cheesy goodness….but there’s a catch. The recipe has been changed! One of the cast members said it had been changed to add in more bacon, which seemed fine but it wasn’t bacon I experienced. While the basic flavor remained it was waaay spicy! At first I thought it was manageable but about half way thru I had to tap out. Admittedly I’m a light weight when it comes to spicy food but my bf enjoys spicy food and he too felt it was a bit much. Hugely disappointed! If the PTB are listening, why bring something back by popular demand only to change it?!? Please go back to the original recipe!

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