The romance of making cheese is one that is in many of us. But in the case of David & Anne Brown, their cheese romance started in 1988 when they bought the historic Milawa Butter Factory. As with all good ideas, Cheese legend, Richard Thomas, stopped by his old school mate’s house, David. Over a few wines and cheese, they plotted what it would take to make the ‘best cheese factory in Victoria’. They needed a great dairying area as well as being close to the markets of Sydney and Melbourne. Naturally they were very familiar with Brown Brothers winery as their customary stop on Uni days ski trips. And close by was the old Butter Factory. The rest is history.
PRODUCER: Milawa Cheese Co
ORIGIN: Milawa, VIC, Australia
AGEING: 6 years | MILK TYPE: | STRENGTH: 6/10
• Pale Ale
• Cabernet Sauvignon
• Big Tasting Salad
Milawa’s David Brown has a particular love for aged cheddars and personally selects cheddar to mature in his cheese rooms. It’s not an easy task to select the best cheddar but David has the know-how and has made this his specialty. With a sharp and fruity taste, this cheddar is well aged and is smooth on the palette. It’s so good, he put his name to it.
It’s the most famous natural, cow-milk hard cheese of all, hailing from the Cheddar village in Somerset, England. It’s usually pale and off-white unless the spice annatto or colouring is added. It’s the most loved cheese in the UK and comes in second only to mozzarella in the US, and these days it is made all over the world. The first mention of cheddar was in 1170 in a financial record listing King Henry’s purchase of almost 5,000 kilos of the good stuff for his court.