Black Savourine Goaty Goodness
- Producer - Yarra Valley Dairy
- Origin - Australia
- Milk Type -
- Ageing - 6 weeks
If you haven’t been to Victoria’s Yarra Valley, what are you
waiting for? It has to be one of the country’s most stunning
regions, with prestigious cellar doors and artisan food
producers, and barely an hour from the hustle and bustle
The area has a rich history of dairying, with a cheese factory
and buttery established locally by early settlers to the area.
Yarra Valley Dairy continues this tradition, although the goats
milk used to produce their Savourine is sourced from the
Gippsland region, where the grass is apparently greener (if
you’re a goat anyway).
The Savourine log comes from YVD’s ‘mature’ range and is the
perfect pairing of traditional goat’s cheese with the white
mould of a good brie, all lovingly hand rolled in ash. What’s not
From the outside the cheese looks almost like a piece of
distressed Provencal furniture, with hints of dark ash visible
through the dusty white mould exterior. Inside the cheese is
firmer than a standard goat’s cheese, still creamy yet not
crumbly. The flavours are rich, complex and earthy – think
roasted nuts and even a touch of blue.
Savourine fact of the day...
Rolling cheese in ash is not some crazy new hipster invention,
but rather a tradition that dates back hundreds of years as a
method of protecting the surface of fresh cheese. Back in the
day the ash actually came from the burning of grape vine
clippings – so there you have it, cheese and wine truly are the
most natural of partners.
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