The Section 28 Cheese Pack!
"Handcrafted in Adelaide Hills!"
With a world of many amazing cheeses setting the bar high, our Australian cheesemakers certainly have a battle to compete, but boy are they fighters and skilled artists at that! Move over Mona Lisa, the Aussies are coming. Cheesemakers with the art in their blood and those chasing with big cheese - just like Section 28! They may be young in the world of cheese but their sizes of there wheels really do match the size of their skill. They are huge and we are thrilled to have them as our own, making cheese in our own backyard that competes to the like of France!
Who is Section 28?
Although we may not want to admit it, but the French do bloody brilliant cheese. Kym Masters of Section 28 knew this, left his corporate life behind and flew to France. Once there, he knocked on dozens of cheesemakers doors to ask if he could spend a couple of months working for them. Rejection after rejection until one let him in. One of France's top makers of alpine cheeses, Kym was given a rare insight into how to create a masterpiece. Now Section 28 is on the rise to be the cream of the crop.
What are the cheeses*?
Four Section 28 cheeses are included in each pack - good luck choosing which one to tackle first! These are a true showcase of what the Adelaide Hill cheesemaker is capable of!
SEMI HARD: Monforte
The family behind Section 28 live in a naturally beautiful location called Monforte. Named perfectly, this cheese is a natural beauty made with raw milk, it's a semi-hard cheese that is made using the traditional methods of the Alpine regions of France. The Monforte, inspired by the French Abondance, was the first cheese made by Section28 and remains a house favourite.
HARD: Fontina Vecchio
Fontina Vecchio is a raw milk cheese made in the classic style of the alpine cheeses of Northern Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. The cheese is washed weekly for a minimum of six months in their cave creating an incredibly robust, rich and complex flavour, with earthy, savoury notes accompanied by a nuttiness providing a long and memorable finish.
HARD: Il Lupo
You don't need to wait for the full moon to howl at this big cheese! 'The Wolf’, in Italian, Il Lupo is a tribute to the orchardists of the Adelaide Hills. Il Lupo is made in a traditional raclette-style before being bathed in the fabulous LOBO cider, made just down the road by their good friends. What makes it complete is the 3 month minimum ageing process in the Section 28 cave! Then... it's alive and ready to rise for worship.
STINKY: Monte Rosso
Monte Rosso is Section 28’s answer to the Italian’s Taleggio and is a gentle but seriously addictive introduction into the world of stinky cheese. Perfect for cooking or eating straight! This is the perfect combination of crunchy, stinky rind and soft, gooey centre. Strong earthy and yeasty aromas come from the rind, while the taste is rich yet mild, with a sumptuously creamy texture and meaty notes.
* Cheeses may change without notice if they become unavailable. In this case, we will substitute with another great cheese.
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
Add on The Grazing Box
The Grazing Box includes four great artisan products to add more life to your cheeseboard. Each item has been specially selected to complement each of the cheeses and support four small artisan makers. In the Grazing Box there is:
Fleur Lavosh by Silver Tongue
Marinated Baby Figs by Far Meadows Lodge
Raspberry & Chilli Dark Chocolate by Kokopod
Quince Paste and Pear & Pink Pepper Paste by Ugly Duck Fine Foods
The Nitty Gritty
Each cheese weighs approx. 150g-200g. Sometimes we will find a brilliant or rare cheese that weighs less that we just want to showcase to you.
Packs are processed and posted within 7 days of ordering, unless it is a pre-order. If you would like us to delay your pack, please let us know. If there are any delays with your order, you will be sent an email to notify you.
The majority of deliveries around the country are sent via Home Delivery Service that transports in refrigerated vehicles. Further to reach places in Australia, parcels are sent via Australia Post - Express delivery in food-safe insulation with ice packs that keeps cool and fresh. More information about delivery can be found here.
Cost of shipping is $15 and this will be added to your order on checkout.