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Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie is Melbourne’s first late night licensed cheese shop, established in St Kilda in 2012. We expanded to Carlton in late 2014.
We specialise in artisan cheese and boutique booze paired with good, old-fashioned country hospitality.
Tell us three things about your style of cheeses and what makes them unique?
Stocking over 180 cheeses (and counting!) from all around the world, our ever-changing selection is curated vigilantly by expert cheesemongers so you can experience fromage at its very best.We are also quite skilled with a cocktail shaker and choose to garnish each of our house specialty cocktails with a wedge of artisan cheese.Our Grundlegend Fondue has been voted one of The Urban List’s 50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Melbourne.
Do you have a favourite Cheese pun?
A young cheese walks into a bar. “You need to be more mature to get served in here” says the barman
Hard or Soft?
Oh, this is like asking who your favourite child is! But we do think this country does some amazing soft cheeses. If you look at some of the local goat cheeses like Yarra Valley Dairy, or Woodside, both exude passion and ambition in their techniques that
Best cheese and booze match ever?
Again, so hard to choose but one of the most popular has to be the decedent triple cream Brillat Savarin from France, enriched with full fat cream to whole milk and weighing in at 80%+ fat content, matched to a delicious champagne from one of the many houses in the appellation. We also think beer and cheese go so very well together and don’t get enough credit as a pairing.
Funniest cheese making experience?
Well we don’t make cheese here but one of our trainee cheesemongers was behind the counter one day and picked up a block that looked like a semi-hard cheddar. He needed to put it back in the cabinet so he asked his co-worker: “What is this cheese?” She said: “Cantal.” And he said: “I know, I can’t tell either!”