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Five minutes with Tivoli Road Bakery

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South Yarra’s Tivoli Road Bakery is (in our educated opinion) one of Melbourne’s best bakeries. It’s why we’ve enlisted it to be our Official Bread Partner – all the cheese boards will be sold with hunks of Tivoli Road bread – and it’ll also have a stand selling a range of goodies to eat in or take home. We caught up with the owners, Pippa and Michael James, ahead of the event.

What’s your story? What led you to open Tivoli Road Bakery??

We met working in restaurants in the UK (Michael was a chef, Pippa FOH) and after stints in London, Edinburgh and Sydney, moved to Melbourne. Michael’s cheffing career led to pastry, and then bread, which he fell in love with. Being in the right place at the right time led to us opening Tivoli Road!

Tell us about the bakery. What do you sell, what’s your specialty/ies, who are you inspired by?

It all starts with the bread, mostly sourdough. We also make a range of sweet and savoury Viennoiserie, savoury food for the breakfast and lunch crowd, doughnuts, cookies, cakes and other sweet treats. Coffee, tea, and house made sodas.

Many people inspire us – bread wise Chad Robertson from Tartine in San Francisco and Dan Lepard are amazing. There is also a wonderful community of bakers in Australia that I draw inspiration from, including (but not limited to) Emily Salkeld from Small World Bakery in Langhorn Creek, John Reid from Red Beard in Trentham, and Ian Lowe from Apiece in Launceston.

What’s your favourite bread? Why?

Spelt and honey sourdough. I love the texture and complexity of the spelt, and the flavour of the red gum honey.

What makes the perfect loaf of bread?

Great ingredients, time, patience, love…

You have a book coming out – tell us about that?

The book has recipes from every section in the bakery – sourdough, croissant pastries, savoury items and sweet treats, as well as seasonal baking like hot cross buns and Christmas puddings. We’ve also highlighted some of our awesome suppliers and what they do. It’s a broad and very detailed snapshot of what we do at the bakery and what we believe in.

What are you most looking forward to trying at Mould?

We love cheese! We can’t wait to see what Nick Haddow brings up from Bruny Island. Also Harper & Blohm’s Welsh rarebit and Maker & Monger’s aligote. We nearly drowned in aligote on a walking holiday in France years ago. So good.

Best bread and cheese pairing?

Macadamia and wattleseed sourdough with Stone & Crow’s Nightwalker.

Your cheese list

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Here it is, your cheese list for Mould. Featuring a selection of the best cheeses from the best cheesemakers across the country, this is your chance to taste the cheeses and chat to the makers about what they do, all in one place.

VICTORIA

Boosey Creek
  • Warby Red: This washed rind has a pungent farmyard aroma with strong, rustic yet balanced flavours.
  • Boosey Soft: Fresh with a soft and creamy filling, this cheese has earthy mushroom undertones and a silky ivory rind.
  • Boosey Blue: Fruity, sweet and nutty with an excellent balance of flavour. Ideal for those who prefer true blue characteristics but without them overpowering.
  • Burramine Blue: A slightly firmer dry-style blue cheese. Subtle hints of spice and pepper flavours are rounded with great balance and a light acidic finish.
  • Oma’s Favourite: Made using traditional techniques, the flavour profile is complimented with the addition of cumin, resulting in a smooth, mellow yet savoury finish.
L’Artisan Cheese 
  • Marcel: A white mould cheese with a wrinkly and delicate rind. It has citrus notes and when young has a mild to strong milky and earthy taste. The texture is slightly chalky with a runny texture.
  • Mountain Man: A subtle washed rind inspired by Reblochon, an alpine cheese from Haute Savoie. Slightly pressed and aged for four weeks, its pale orange and delicate rind hides a surprisingly smooth and soft texture. Complex and very earthy with a grassy aroma and pungent notes.
  • Extravagant: A triple cream cheese with a fluffy rind, a striking ivory centre and a very light texture. Fresh cream aromas turn into cheesy tastes and an interesting final bite.
  • Raclette: A semi hard cheese. During ripening, it will be washed individually three times a week. Raclette is rightly considered as a melting cheese and is used in the eponymous dish. When enjoyed cold, it is wonderfully complex and slightly pungent.
  • Mepunga Gruyere: A Comte-style semi hard cheese. Its brown rind is hard and dry, but the cheese itself is ivory to yellow, firm and elastic. Allow it to melt in your mouth and experience the layers of aroma and the elegantly sweet and wild finish.
Meredith Dairy 
  • Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese with Chilli and Beechworth Honey: Fresh chévre with Gourmet Garden’s lightly dried chilli flakes, and Beechworth Honey.
  • Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese with Chives and Garlic: Fresh chévre with lightly dried chives from Gourmet Garden and garlic.
  • Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill: Creamy chévre with fresh dill.
  • Cultured Goat Milk: Not a cheese but a cultured goat milk, boasting many probiotic properties and easily digestible. It contains pasteurised goat’s milk and is absolutely delicious.
Milawa Cheese 
  • Milawa Aged Blue: Specially matured for eight months, this aged blue has chocolaty cigar box flavours.
  • King River Gold: A washed rind, it has a distinctive light crunch to the rind, and rich meaty smoky flavours through the centre. It is washed weekly in brine.
  • Tomme: A hard goat’s milk cheese made in a small barrel and aged for six months. This cheese has an upfront saltiness that makes way for a lingering tang.
  •  Mt Buffalo Blue: Despite the name, this blue cheese is made from goat milk. It is a mild, restrained blue that has a dense creamy texture and a clean finish.
  •  Milawa Blue: Originally based on a Gorgonzola dolce recipe, this cheese has evolved into a quintessentially Australian Blue. A rich, buttery mouth feel gives way to a lovely salty tang, with a distinctive yet not overpowering blue flavour.
Shaw River Buffalo
  • Shaw River Buffalo Cheese Annie Baxter Special Reserve: A unique cooked curd buffalo cheese matured for four to five months to develop a natural rind, creating buttery sweet flavours with a slight bitter and herbaceous finish.
  • Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella: This buffalo milk mozzarella is hand-stretched and moulded using traditional Italian techniques. A fresh delicate flavour and unique meaty texture.
  • Annie Baxter: A semi hard, cooked curd cheese, handcrafted using similar techniques to that of a pecorino but coupled with the unique qualities of buffalo milk. It is matured for a minimum of twelve months to create its intense flavour.
  • Lady Julia: Matured for a minimum of twelve months, this cheddared cheese has a firm but smooth texture. Buffalo milk makes it creamy white in colour and creates delicate variations in flavour.
  • Buffalino: A smooth creamy texture and a tangy fruit taste, this is a new cheese developed here in Australia by Shaw River. The initial flavour makes an impact but then mellows to a soft linger on the palate.
Stone and Crow
  • Amiel: This special halo shaped goats cheese is a lactic curd, surface ripened cheese that has been sprinkled in ash.
  • Galactic: A cow milk lactic curd cheese with a white mould rind. This rind is different to the standard white mould rind, as it’s more delicate and forms faster in the maturing room.
  • Moonshine: A semi hard, slightly elastic cheese made in the early hours of the morning when the moon is still out. It’s washed every day for the first two weeks and then every week for the rest of its three-to-six-month journey. Rich and creamy with a slight sweetness.
  • Night Walker: A cow’s milk washed rind cheese, rich and creamy with a meaty flavour. Becomes gooey with age.
  • WR: A cow’s milk washed rind cheese, washed every day for a month to create a funky rind and a soft texture.
Tolpuddle Cheese
  • Ned: A semi-hard Alpine-style goat cheese with a natural rind; smooth, sweet and herbaceous when young, Ned develops a drier texture, earthiness and slightly nutty characteristic with age.
  • Goat Curd: A simple, fresh cheese that showcases seasonal changes in the goat milk, which influence the balance of acidity, sweetness and herbaceous notes.
  •  Marinated Gem: A marinated lactic goat cheese in a blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with dried lemon myrtle and juniper berries.
  •  Ashed Chévre: A classic chévre log dusted in a light coating of ash made from citrus leaves grown in the orchard on Tolpuddle Farm. The result is a fine ash with a subtle smokey flavour that contrasts nicely with the smooth, creaminess of the cheese
  •  Feather Top: A soft, bloomy goat cheese with a delicate paste. Under the white mould rind is a fine layer of ash made from citrus leaves grown in the orchard on Tolpuddle Farm.
Yarra Valley Dairy 
  • The Wild Cider: Napoloeone Apple Cider and wild apple yeast geotricum surface ripened white mould. Creamy, fruity, yeasty, smooth mouth feel, lightly textured, fresh, clean and bright.
  • le Jack: Semi-mature white mould goats milk cheese. Nutty, earthy and mushroomy with a textured full length.
  • Persian Fetta: Cow milk fetta marinated in garlic, fresh thyme, bay leaves, peppercorns and olive oil. Creamy, salty tang with a lush, savoury finish
  • Black Savourine Pyramid: Semi-mature, ashed white mould goat milk cheese. Tastes of roast nuts and cooked cream with a hint of blue and a full length.
  • White Savourine: Semi-mature white mould goat milk cheese. Robust, tangy flavours with luscious citric notes.

TASMANIA

Grandvewe Cheese
  • Blondie: A fresh Crottin-style sheep milk cheese designed to pair with Hartshorn’s Sheep Whey Vodka.
  • The Gin Herbalist: A sheep milk cheese encrusted with the spent botanicals from gin production. Over its maturation period, the flavours from the botanicals gently percolate through the paste creating a unique flavour experience.
Bruny Island Cheese Co. 
  • Marc: Marc is the name for skins and seeds of grapes once they have been fermented and pressed to make wine. Marc from Bruny Island Wines is rubbed onto the rind of Tom truckles and left to mature. The result is a wonderfully aromatic cheese with a complex, savoury flavour and a winey aroma .
  • Saint: Surface ripened, soft oozy cheese with a light bloom on the rind. This cheese can be eaten younger, when the inside is still firm and the flavour more delicate, or wait until the curd breaks down completely and the flavour gets more pungent.
  • Raw Milk C2: A classic cooked-curd cheese made in the traditional large wheels. Matured for six-to-12 months, C2 has a sweet aroma and mildly nutty flavour. The rind is wiped every week to encourage the surface bacteria that provide this cheese much of its robust integrity.
  • 1792: This cow milk cheese is named for the year the French first set foot on Tasmanian soil. Matured on aromatic Huon Pine boards, its pinky-orange rind is the result of being regularly hand-washed in brine, encouraging the surface bacteria that give this cheese its complex flavour and aroma.
  • George: A semi-hard cow milk cheese aged for six-to-eight months. Savoury with a creamy mouth feel, and a flavour similar to that of a cheddar.
  • O.D.O: It stands for One Day Old and that’s what it is; a simple, fresh cheese that relies inherently on quality cow milk to deliver its flavour. ODO is marinated in olive oil with fresh garlic, and herbs.
Tongola Goat Products 
  • Tongola Big B: A cooked curd, semi-hard, washed rind cheese, that is tended daily over the maturing period (at least three months). It has a unique flavour, full of earthy and pasture aromatics.
  • Big Pepper B: Similar to the Big B cheese, the Big Pepper B is an alpine-style cheese with a layer of crushed native Tasmanian pepperberries through the centre. Full of earthy and pasture aromatics but with a subtle twist.
  • Tongola Zoe: A fresh lactic curd cheese, hand moulded and allowed to ripen within a white mould skin. Light and smooth in texture, the lactic curds provide a slightly sour and tangy flavour.
Coal River Farm
  • Coal River Blue: Made for the lover of the mild blue. A cow milk cheese with a beautiful rind and a slightly sweet, tangy centre, with just the right amount of salt.
  • Triple Cream Brie: A creamy, indulgent triple cream. Robust, full flavour, full of cream with a snowy rind. As it matures it mottles; this is when it’s at its best.
  • Washed Rind Camembert: Complex, earthy, even a little bit stinky. One of Coal River’s most popular cheeses.
  • Marinated Feta: Infused with garlic, Italian herbs, olive oil and vegetable oil to make a cheese that can be used at just about any occasion.
  • Vine Ashed Log: Strong, bold, tangy and salty. Often confused as a blue, this cheese is made from cow milk that as a young lactic curd is rolled in grape vine ash, salted and inoculated with white mould. Seriously creamy and beautiful.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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  • Fleurs des Montagne: A semi-soft cheese covered in aromatic woodland herbs and dotted with grey mould. The centre is soft and supple with a smooth, velvety texture and a clean finish. The rind adds a savoury, earthy flavour.
  • Monforte Réserve (30 Months): A semi-hard cheese with a complex but not overpowering flavour. The cheese is sweet, buttery and creamy, with emerging brothy and roasted nut flavours and an earthy undertone.
  • Mont Priscilla: A semi-soft cheese distinguishable by the line of ash running through its centre. The orange-brown rind has been washed to produce a full aroma and a silky, subtle taste. Its centre is soft, buttery, sweet and smooth, with hints of fresh hay.
  • Monte Diavalo: Its rind is lightly washed for 90 days, its centre studded with crushed native pepper berries. The native pepper adds a distinctive savoury flavour to the cheese that is uniquely Australian. Sweet at first, with a peppery, smoky and herbal aftertaste.
Robe Dairy
  • Guichen Bay: This cheese owes its striking grey bloom and unconventional good looks to heirloom cultures and Robe Dairy’s own Jersey milk. Fudgy and delicate in flavour, with notes of fresh mushroom.
  • St Clair: Inspired by the farmhouse ‘fermier’ Bries of France, this cheese is made exclusively with milk from our small herd of Jersey cows. A full, exquisite flavour and lovely textural gradient from rind to centre. Rustic in appearance, with an intense, refined flavour.
  • Nora Creina: Our take on the classic French farmhouse ‘fermier’ Camemberts, handmade using rich milk from Robe Dairy’s small herd of Jersey cows. Heirloom cultures and traditional techniques promote a delicate, aromatic rind and complex flavour. Ripening to become fruity, pungent and molten.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Marrook Farm Cheeses 
  • Brinawa: A tilsit-style cheese we make over the summer months, mild and very moreish when young and stronger when old. A great melting cheese. Washed and turned with great regularity.
  • Bulga: A gruyere/Swiss mountain cheese in style with the unique flavour of the region. Aged for at least 6 months, washing and turning regularly. Made only over the summer.
Pecora Dairy
  • Tipsy Red: A mixed sheep and cow milk wrinkled rind cheese matured with a classic reddish wash, combined with warm beer slops and carefully matured for four weeks.
  • Jamberoo Mountain Blue: Pure sheep milk blue. Medium-bodied blue with a well marbled ivory centre. Creamy with hints of mixed peel/apricot.
  • Espresso Pecorino: Pure sheep milk cheese infused with coffee. Black rind created with coffee grinds mixed with activated charcoal. Have with an Espresso Martini.
  • Bloomy: Ivory wrinkled rind dusted with activated charcoal, with a gooey centre which becomes molten as the cheese matures. The centre is dense, rich and smooth but with a slightly chalky texture. Notes of citrus.
  • Fresh Curd: This fresh sheep milk cheese is simply fermented for 24 hours, hooped and drained for another 24 hours with 1% salt. Pillowy, delicate and beautiful.
The Pines Kiama 
  • The Pines Black Pearl: A semi hard, Italian-style cheese infused with shaved Australian Black Truffle.
  • The Pines Pearl: An Italian-style Tomme, matured for six months and made from late summer milk.
  • The Pines Labne: Made from The Pines European-style non-homogenised yoghurt, this labne is mild and creamy with just a hint of salt. Perfect on its own, sweet or savoury.
  • The Pines Halloumi: Made from 100% cow milk, this halloumi is slightly less traditional than its Cypriot forbearer. A less salty version that pan-fries beautifully with just the right amount of ‘squeak’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your food menu

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As tempting as it is to try to survive only on cheese, you need something a little more substantial. To sustain you, we’ve rallied the best in the bizz to bring you a range of cheesey (and some not so cheesey) dishes, all made using the best Australian cheese.

Harper & Blohm

Raclette (GF) – $12
Blue cheese grilled sandwich (V) – $11
Welsh Rarebit – $11

 

Maker & Monger

Fondue grilled sandwich $10
Flaming Reuben grilled sandwich $12
Aligot (evening session only) $12

 

That’s Amore

Four cheese gnocchi tossed in an Australian Pecorino wheel (V) – $13
Porchetta panini with cheese and slaw – $12
Traditional cannoli stuffed with sweet ricotta, cinnamon and pistachio crumb (V) – $5 each, 3 for $10
Lemon cannoli stuffed with sweet ricotta and lemon curd (V) – $5 each, 3 for $10

 

 

Milk The Cow

Truffled Mac & Aussie Cheese $15

 

 

Bruny Island Cheese Co.

Fondue $15
– with truffles $25

 

Tivoli Road Bakery

Cheddar and kimchi Danish $6
Stilton and pickled walnut galette $6
Doughnuts $4
Pastries $4 – $6
Bread $7 – $9

 

Little Latin Lucy 

Chicken, chorizo, red wine and tomato tostada topped with manchego & roquette salad $6
Smoked mushroom tostada with cactus, lime pickled onion & truffled feta $6

 

 

Burn City Smokers 

Grilled corn with truffle Pecorino and Mexican chilli $4
Smoked cheese kransky hotdog with mustard, barbecue sauce and aged Gruyere $13
Brisket burger with pickles, barbecue sauce, mustard and Monetary Jack cheese $15

 

 

Ice Cream Social 

Ricotta, chocolate and orange gelato – $5 single scoop, $7 double scoop.
Blue cheese, honey and quince gelato
Milk kefir, maple and cinnamon gelato
Balsamic fig and mascarpone gelato
Olive oil and thyme gelato
Salted caramel gelato
Chocolate brownie gelato
Vanilla gelato
Fruits of the backyard gelato

 

Salumi Australia 

Salumi meat cones $8

 

Mount Zero Olives

Olive cones
Falafel cones

 

 

Lucy’s Foods

Pink Lady Apple paste $7
Quince paste $7

 

 

 

*Dishes subject to change. Some pricing still TBC