The Tarago Pack!
"From the depths of Gippsland catchment"
We can't go without small Australian cheesemakers like Tarago River Cheese. We love working with our cheesemakers, sharing in their passion and showcasing the artful way they craft their cheese. Tarago is no exception. It's hard to choose only four of the best cheeses when it comes to Tarago, they're all so dreamy but in this pack, we've done our best to bring together what we'd say is four of the 'best cheeses of the season'.
Who is Tarago?
Settled in the Western Port catchment in Gippsland, Tarago River Cheese company uses the seasonal variations in the region to their advantage and continue to follow the time honoured tradition of farmhouse cheesemaking. So what does this mean for all the cheese-lovers out there? You get to discover a bountiful cheese harvest with multiplicity of flavours and textures! Cheese, they wheel-y (we had to) do make miracles!
What are the cheeses?
Four creamy blue and mature, oozy white mould cheeses are included in this pack.
When you think of a blue orchid, you think wild beauty and perfect sunsets over high rolling hills. This is not just because we’ve been watching too many romantic movies, this cheese is honestly named after the beautiful alpine flowers found in the Gippsland regions surrounding Mt Baw Baw. Loosely developed as a locally made cow’s milk farmhouse version of the well-known French cheese Roquefort, you’ll find it hard not to say oh la la on first glance.
Shadows of Blue
If cheesemakers had nightmares, Tarago’s Shadows of Blue would be the ultra scary kind because of the difficulty and skill it requires to be made. Oh but those nightmares sure are worth the holy dreams it brings to all the lucky mouths that devour it! It’s a delightfully delicious double cream blue and yes it’s a thing and yes it’s as mind-blowing as you expect it to be. This unique Australian cheese is soft and creamy with a placid P.Roqueforti mould which shares centre stage with a number of wildly delicious yeasts powering their way through the flavour profile.
A well-known relative of beloved brie, but don’t be mistaken - same same it’s not! The special fermenting cultures used include Penicillium Candidum and grow on the exterior to produce a downy white bloom. Their filaments penetrate deep into the chalky acidic curds and mature with complex yeasty flavours. The fluffy curds soften with age, and become dangerously delicious. It's a gooey one for a good time!
What an absolute art - like an abstract painter with a brush, this Jensen’s Red is a true skill to master and a creative outlet for our friends at Tarago River. Named after cheesemaker Laurie Jensen and influenced greatly by seasonal milk conditions, it’s nature's wild child. This is a tricky washed rind cheese to craft but when done right, oh my crackers and cheese, it’s a moment! This is one of those moments.
Why The Tarago Pack is for you
- Buying Tarago River Cheese means you’re helping to support a small, family-owned cheesemaker and free-range farmer.
- Made with fresh milk from their 400 free-range cows, so you know it’s cheese made from a happy, healthy source!
- A photo of you with your cheese pack will make you look 200% more popular on Facebook. We guarantee this.
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
The Nitty Gritty
If you would like us to delay your pack, please let us know. We only send on Monday and Tuesday so that our Cheese Packs are delivered prior to the weekend, so they avoid 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. 90% of our cheese packs arrive Wednesdays or Thursdays, while the others may take another day - and will arrive Fridays. Every pack is wrapped in a special wool blanket to insulate it as well as being packed with 4 gel ice packs. This keeps it fresh in its wondrous journey to you.
Each piece of cheese is 200g, total pack size is approximately 800g.