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Now, onto the cheeses....
Warrnambool Vintage is an award-winning black label cheddar, made by one of the oldest dairy processors in Australia. It is your traditional Aussie cheddar that has a tangy, gritty texture, without being too hearty. It’s a big serving of cheese too, so it may last you longer than one sitting. You can pair this cheddar with a Cab Sav or Port, an oaky Chardonnay, heavy larger or medium-strong dry Cider.
Milawa Blue comes from an Aussie owned line of creamy cheeses made from sustainable, traditional methods and contains hints of blue that packs a pleasant aftertaste. It’s the type of blue that won’t scare off the typical cheese novice, and goes well with most Sauvignon Blancs, Dry Rieslings or smooth Italian whites. It you prefer your reds, pair this cheese with a Rosé or light Pinot Noir.
Castello has been around since Danish master cheese maker Rasmus Tholstrup developed the Castello white back in 1893, and have since combined a range of artisan making skills with traditional production methods, along with regional recipes to now offer the world a varying range of uniquely crafted cheeses. The Castello blue goes well with most Sauvignon Blancs, dry Rieslings, and Italian whites. You could also pair it with a sweet dessert wine with strong raisin and nutty notes. But beware anything with high tannins can create harsh combinations!! Heavy beers with high alcohol content also go well.
The Fromagerie Germain Triple Crème is the most decadent of all cheeses. The renowned cheese making company based in Chalancey, France adds cream to this ripened cow’s cheese in order to make it even creamier. It has a smooth butter-like texture, and because the rind is made with geotrichum, it leaves this cheese less bitter and velvetier. We recommend pairing this cheese with an oaked Chardonnay, or if you want to posh things up a little, go a white Burgundy! Your other safe bets are a Champagne or Chardonnay-based Sparkling wine.
Dorset Drum is an authentic English Farmhouse cheddar, and is one of only a few cheddars to carry the world-renowned Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status for Farmhouse cheddar. Made using milk from herds grazing on the lush, green pastures of South West England, this (mature) cheese comes with a full depth of flavour. It pairs perfectly with Pinot Grigio, a fruity Pinot Noir, or even wheat beers.
Maffra Cheese Co is located in the heart of Gippland’s dairying country and enjoys a reputation for producing some of Australia’s best cheddars. Their cheeses give a nod to the old ways of cheese making techniques, using mostly handcrafted processes with very little machinery. The result being a very tasty cheese and a bunch of awards including gold medals at domestic competitions. You can pair this cheddar with a Cab Sav or Port, an oaky Chardonnay, heavy Larger or medium-strong dry Cider.
Named after the cove located on the north-western tip of King Island, the Phoques Cove Camembert is a hand-crafted decadent cheese from Tasmania. It is a mild, buttery white-mould surfaced-ripened cows milk cheese, which generally pairs best with white wines and Chardonnay. Let it rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before you dive in, this cheese is a winner.
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