Blackall Gold A Clandestine Operation Producer
- Producer - Woombye Cheese Co
- Origin - Italy
- Milk Type - Cow
- Ageing - 6 weeks
where it is but no one has really heard of it before. Describing
it’s location is simple. It’s where the Big Pineapple is on the
Sunshine Coast! Once an Aussie tourism icon, the Big
Pineapple is now used for music festivals and the odd farmers
market on Sundays. Woombye Cheese Co continues this local
tradition of “where is it” with their operation feeling so
clandestine that the only way to find them is with a precise GPS
marker and knowing exactly which tree to turn at. There is no
sign or hint that greatness comes from this area. Unlike Willy
Wonka where “nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes
out”, their cheese shows up all around the country shrouded in
mystery. We have no idea how anyone goes in, because even
we can’t find it on our weekly hunt for them.
Their Blackall Gold is an absolute winner! This cheese picked up
the Australian Cheeseboard Perpetual Trophy placing it in the
top five cheeses in the country in 2017. Such a big accolade for
a new cheesemaker. The flavour of this washed rind is not as
strong as its French counterparts but its flavour develops to a
great stench as it is given more time. Much of the white mould
has made way for the bacteria growth that develops due to its
daily brine bath. This is gold.
Cheesemaker fact of the day...
Having spent much time with Cheesemakers across Australia,
we’ve had great insight into their psyche. Although many of us
may have dreams of grandeur of one day becoming an artisan
cheesemaker and selling our wares at the local markets, we’ve
learnt that being a cheesemaker takes a special kind of person.
Firstly, they are patient. Much of cheesemaking is watching
things like clocks and thermometers. In between they just wait.
Everything is done with great precision where just being one
minute late or a degree out can completely change the flavour
of a cheese. They all learn by making a huge amount of mistakes.
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