If you haven’t paired cheese and cider, then you basically haven’t lived. And because we won’t settle for anything less than the best, we’ve enlisted Napoleone Cider to be involved with Mould Cheese Festival. It’s all about apples and pears grown in the Yarra Valley, produced in regular small batches on site using 100% fruit juice, by brewers with winemaking backgrounds. BAM!

Tell us your story!
The Napoleone family are third generation fruit growers who originally began as orchardists back in the 1940s. It’s been a family owned business since 1948, and is now run by brothers Joe and Michael Jr Napoleone. In 1987, the Napoleone vineyard was planted in Coldstream and 2001 saw the inaugural vintage of Punt Road Wines. 2008 then saw the creation of Napoleone Cider which has gone on to win a slew of awards including Best Cider in 2014 for their Pear Methode Traditionalle Cider. The family shows no signs of slowing with Joe’s sons now even working in the family business, manning the brewery and cider house cellar door on weekends.

Best cheese and booze match ever?
Napoleone Cider with any of the cheeses down the road at the Yarra Valley Dairy.

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