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Section 28 ‘La Primavera’
Grandvewe ‘Drunken Admiral’
Yarra Valley Dairy ‘Ash Pyramid’
Milawa Cheese ‘Camembert’
Cheeses are full-sized and weights are between 130 – 200gms. Weights are estimates as cheeses are hand-cut. Any concerns, just let us know!
Section 28 – Adelaide Hills, SA
“La Primavera” – Semi-hard, cow’s milk
Section 28 are inspired by the classic traditions of European cheesemakers yet their home is unapologetically Adelaide Hills. Though Section 28 nods at classic techniques they love exploring Australian flavours and drawing as much from nature as they can. As its name implies, the ‘La Primavera’ is made from the first milk of spring. This cheese is smooth, delicately nutty and covered in dried meadow flowers that accentuate the land.
Grandvewe – Birchs Bay, TAS
“Drunken Admiral” – semi-hard, sheep’s milk
When the team at grandvewe talk about their ‘girls’ you immediately know they’re referring to their darling herd of ewes. As the name implies, this cheese has had a dunk in some booze! I mean, why the hell not! After maturing for three months the Admiral is left to soak in good quality local wine, allowing the flavours mesh, creating the ultimate wine-cheese combo. This cheese is a wine-er, that’s for sure.
Yarra Valley Dairy – Yarra Valley, VIC
“Ashed Pyramid” – soft, goat’s milk
So what is an Ashed Pyramid? Don’t think too hard, it is exactly as the name implies. This stunningly moulded pyramid is coated in graded ash that doesn’t impart flavour, instead adds a light effervescence to the texture of the cheese. It has all those wonderful goat’s milk characteristics, it’s light, smooth with a fresh tangy finish. Yarra Valey Dairy is a must-see when in the area, the historical building where cheese is made is the original building used by early settlers to supply the area with butter and milk.
Milawa Cheese- Milawa, VIC
“Camembert” – soft, cow’s milk
Who doesn’t love a classic Camembert? Especially an Aussie one that give international examples a real run for their money. The centre is thick, buttery and rich, holding its form as you cut into it. The white bloomy rind gives a great texture and compliments the rich tasty interior. Milawa highly recommends serving this one on a crunchy baguette, and so do we! Yum! Milawa Cheese is managed by Ceridwen (who we love dearly) and continue to set the benchmark for Aussie cheese.