Globetrotter Cheese Club
Okay have tried the cheeses,loved the blue,it had big amount of mould which was a bit different for me,very strong flavour.I don’t like truffles,but I tried a piece but to truffle for me as I don’t eat fungi at all but I gave it to my neighbour who absolutely raved about it so to those truffle eaters give it a go. The goat cheese loved it,very smooth to eat and lovely flavour
Only 4 out of 5 stars on account of delivery stuff up.
My fave from the Feb Globe trotter’s pack is the Woombye truffle brie. The earthy truffle flavour intensifies in the after taste.
The cheese tasting notes are fun, but I must admit I read them after tasting all the cheeses.
As for delivery I suspect the drivers are paid pittance per drop off so they can’t afford to care. I would prefer to pick up myself as I have to drive 1&1/2 hours to Cairns from the farm anyway. Delivery to PO Box would be even better; that’s just a 45 minute drive.
To soon to comment on all the cheeses - we have tried just the one so far. The Truffle Triple Cream Brie is most enjoyable and will be looking out for the opportunity to order it again at some time in the future.
We wondered why Cheese Therapy billed our credit card on 1 February and then only consigns the cheese two weeks later. I noticed the transaction and then started to look out for the delivery in that week and then became concerned that it did not arrive in the first or second week on February. Thinking that something must have gone wrong I contacted Cheese Therapy and eventually was advised that my cheese would be consigned on 15 February. Less confusing if it were billed on the day of consignment.
Our cheese generally arrives on Wednesday or Thursday. This time it was Thursday during hot weather. Our cheese was not very cool when it arrived. It seems to be OK - but another day in transit would not have been ideal. We would appreciate it if all of the cheeses were readily identifiable without the need for unwrapping them. One of the Globetrotter cheeses had no ID on it at all.
WE enjoy most of the cheeses!
Collina Veneta was outstanding - sweet, sharp & crumbly - very delectable.
L'Artisan Petit Fleuri was rich and buttery in texture.
The Blue Stilton was aromatic and creamy.
Milawa goat camembert was definitely different but maybe a little too strong for me.
The overall score of 4 stars may well change after I have tried all the components of my Globetrotter Box. First taste was the stilton--definitely 5 star.
Next came the Goat Camembert- initially 2 stars as a "loner" but improved to 3 star when spread on some toasted sour dough with a little avocado.
I have yet to try the Fleuri and the Collina Veneta.