We have gathered some of the best locally made artisan cheeses to bring you a Taste of Australia cheese collection. Experience soft goats cheeses from Woodside Cheese Wrights, a decadent triple cream brie with truffle from Woombye Cheese Company. Along with Yarra Valley Dairy marinated soft cows cheese and Australia’s oldest specialist cheese from Tasmania from Pyengana cheddar. This is a true showcase of some of Australia’s best cheese makers.
Woodside Cheese Wrights, Lemon Myrtle Chevre
Goat, Adelaide Hills, 150g
The Chevre is made from fresh local goat milk sourced from Towerview and Oskjberg goat dairies. Pasteurisation is achieved using batch pasteurisation which is very gentle to the milk.
The milk is set using a traditional long set method which is overnight. The following day the curd is ladled into cheesecloth bags. We allow the curd to drain for several hours, this process is very gentle as the curd has a delicate structure. This product is pure with only a small amount of salt being added. A further draining process occurs for a period of ten days in a controlled environment.
The Lemon Myrtle used on this cheese is locally grow at Reedy Creek in South Australia. The cheese is lightly rolled in the Lemon Myrtle herb and allowed to rest for 2 – 3 hours before packaging.
Woodside Cheese Wrights, Goat on a hot tin roof
Goat, Adelaide Hills, 150g
Following the same production approach as their Lemon Myrtle chevre, The Goat on a Hot Tin Roof sees locally grown herbs encase the creamy goats chevre. The herbs are picked locally at Reedy Creek in South Australia and are a combination of Chilli, Saltbush, Native Pepperberry and crushed Tanami Apples. A must for the cheese board and fabulous with warm crusty bread and a drizzle of olive oil.
Woombye Cheese Company, Triple Cream Truffle Brie
Cows Milk, Woombye, Queensland, Australia, Soft Cheese, 150g
In 2012, Karen and Graeme Paynter decided to embark on a lifestyle change that took them from their fast paced corporate roles overseas to the Sunshine Coast hinterland where they started Woombye Cheese Company. They were intent on settling in a rural community where they could source premium milk from neighbouring dairy farms, knowing that quality cheese production started with quality milk. Jersey and Friesian milk, collected from three local farms is used to make a range of surface ripened cheese. Taking only the best batches of their delicious Triple Cream Brie and infusing them with Italian Truffle to create sheer indulgence. This is their flagship and multi award winning cheese.
Yarra Valley Dairy, Saffy
Cows Milk, Soft Cheese, Yarra Valley, Victoria, 275g
Fresh cows milk cheese is marinated in saffron, lemon rind, cumin seeds, garlic & olive oil to create a lusciously creamy cheese with a hint of honey & saffron with a zesty lemon finish.
Just one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has a long history of dairy farming and is renowned for its stunning scenery as well as producing superb wine and artisan food. Reflecting the traditional farmhouse cheeses of France and Italy, expect cheeses that are fresh and soft in style, from the Yarra Valley Dairy. Only using the freshest cows milk from nearby Yarra Valley dairy farms and goats milk from the neighbouring region of Mansfield in the foothills of Victoria’s High Country Alps, these artisan cheeses are award winning (and delicious!)
Pyengana Clothbound Farmhouse Cheddar,
Cows Milk, Semi-hardTasmania, Tasmania,150g
This is Australia’s oldest specialist cheese and is still made on the farm in North-eastern Tasmania. Apart from pasteurisation of the milk, this cheese is made according to traditional handmade techniques that date back to the turn of the century, by fourth generation cheesemaker John Healey.
The curds are formed using a technique known as ‘stirred curd’ and after hooping, the rounds are clothbound and pressed on an antique Victorian bed press. The result is a fine textured, crumbly body, with subtle flavours of pasture and a lingering nuttiness. Pyengana Dairy matures their cheeses and encourages the symbiotic relationship of the surface moulds and cultures. The result is a fine textured, crumbly body, with subtle flavours of pasture and a lingering nuttiness.
Oliver Lane Crackers - handmade in Melbourne these crackers are thinly cut and baked crisp from artisan loaves. They are gluten free with subtle flavours to add an extra layer of flavour to your cheese. We hope you enjoy the creations from this newly discovered local small business.
What’s in the pack?
Woodside Cheese Wrights, Lemon Myrtle Chevre, 150g
Woodside Cheese Wrights, Goat on a hot tin roof, 150g
Pyengana Clothbound Farmhouse Cheddar, 150g
Woombye Cheese Company, Triple Cream Truffle Brie, 150g
Yarra Valley Dairy, Saffy, 275g
Oliver Lane Crispbread