The Grandvewe Pack!
We love working with our cheesemakers. Their passion shows in the artful way they craft their cheeses. Grandvewe is no exception, a maker who has taken all of the hardest paths possible. In this special pack we include four cheeses that they are well known for.
Who is Grandvewe?
Grandvewe is located 40 mins due South of Hobart overlooking the calm waters between Bruny Island and the "mainland" (as mainland as Tasmania can get). This family run farm and cheesemaking operation also includes Hartshorn Distillery for handmade gin and vodka, sometimes more. Can life get any better? The slow life of Birchs Bay makes it easier to mature these wheels of Primavera for 12 months, waiting for the next flow of Spring milk from the farm.
What are the cheeses?
This pack includes four cheeses that will thrill you and your tastebuds - every single one is exceptional.
Gin and cheese. Of course! Grandvewe also make sheep whey gin so why not combine the two? After Head Distiller Ryan distills his gin, the spent Australian botanicals are rubbed on the outside to create a very unique cheese that has won them much praise across the country. It even won Best Cheese as the recent World Dairy Innovation Awards! Yes, you're right to be intrigued now!
Nicole took the centuries old Spanish recipe of Manchego to create this Primavera for you. Rather than trying to alter the recipe to suit, like many other makers might, Nicole stuck to her guns to make a Manchego the way tradition states, but allowed for the terroir of her piece of heaven to give it distinct characteristics that make it more Tasmanian.
If there was a popularity contest, you’d be looking at the cool kid on the block right here! Grandvewe White Pearl is a cheese you can’t help but love - seriously! Sometimes called Persian style feta, this is a cheese we know your kids will love, your mum will love, even that cranky uncle you have - he’ll love it too! Its delicate fresh curd marinated in a blend of Australian olive oil and local canola oil with a hint of native lemon myrtle, dill and cracked black pepper.
Originally produced in Sardinia, Italy, Pecorino is a semi-hard cheese made using sheep's milk, so it has differences in flavour and texture to cow milk-based, semi-hard varieties. In true Grandvewe style, the clever cheesemakers have put their own spin on this classic by first ageing the cheese for 3 months, then finishing it off with a two-week soak in Tasmanian Dornfelder, made using locally grown grapes. Adding a wine infusion gives this cheese a beautifully sweet and light wine flavour, which seamlessly pairs with its traditional, salty flavours. You’ll want to add this one to everything!
5 Reasons why you should buy these:
- Grandvewe is a very small family-owned cheesemaker who needs help. They need your support to buy a wheel so they can survive and help their sheep's milk suppliers survive as well.
- Sheep's milk has twice as much protein as cow and goat milk - a wonderfood!
- It has four times more vitamin C than goat milk (there's none in cow's milk).
- It has roughly 1.5 times the Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium and Folate of the other two major milks.
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
The Nitty Gritty
If you would like us to delay your pack, please let us know. We don't send on Thursday or Friday so that our Cheese Packs avoid the weekend and being held up somewhere. Not cool.
We send all parcels the fastest way possible which is AusPost Express. Cost of shipping is $15 and this will be added to your order on checkout. Generally, 90% of our cheese packs arrive the next day but others may take another day, based on your location. Every box includes foodsafe insulation and frozen packs to keep it fresh on its journey to you.
Each piece is 150g - total pack weight is approx. 600g. Please note that weights may vary as each product is hand-made and hand-cut.