THE INTERNATIONAL CHEESE PACK
Amazing cheese from around the World!
This pack showcases amazing French cheese with one winning Aussie cheese thrown in the mix!
WHAT IS IN THE PACK:
SOFT - Dongé Brie, Fromagerie Dongé | France
Throughout France and the rest of the world, the Dongé (pronounced Donjay) family is considered to have the best recipe for authentic Brie de Meaux.
The small town of Meaux (pronounced Mo) is the spiritual home of white mould cheese and has fed Paris with the most delicious Brie cheese for over four centuries. In order to carry the AOC status and the words de Meaux, not only must the cheese be made and matured in the area, but the milk must be local too. A true locavore’s dream.
With 90 years of experience under their belt, Dongé know exactly how important quality milk is to produce quality cheese. That is why they carefully select milk from small dairies within 30km from their fromagerie. They have beed able to successfully adapt their recipe using pasteurised milk to still capture the flavour of raw milk, so much so that they are still winning awards for their Brie!
BLUE - Fourme D'Ambert, Cantorel | France
We all know that France is well known for centuries of cheese making, history and tradition. Although Fourme d’Ambert is one of the lesser known cheeses in Australia, it is certainly one of Frances oldest dating back to the Roman occupation nearly 1,000 years ago.
Fourme d’Ambert (pronounced “form dombear”) has always been created in a tall cylinder giving it its signature look. It has been suggested that both the Druids and Gauls developed this style of cheese. Now protected under an AOC status, the tradition will stay throughout the ages.
Fourme is latin for “shape” while the cheese is from the town of Ambert, hence creating the name. Ambert is in the cheese making centre of France being the Auvergne region known for creating masterpieces for centuries.
HARD: Mature Cheddar, Maffra | VIC
This delicious cheese is matured between 12 and 18 months when it develops a distinctive smooth flavour, finishing off with slightly acidic and salty notes. The inside of the cheese is a rich yellow with a creamy yet firm texture. As it ages, the cheddar will become crumbly - just how we like it!
STINKY: D'Affinois Campagnier, Fromagerie Guillotaeu | France
All wheels produced by Fromagerie Guilloteau are very distinctive in flavour and their smooth creaminess. After the lactic fermentation, cream is added to the curd for both flavour and texture before the wheels are ripened for three weeks. During this time, they develop a thin rind as the curd breaks down to a silky smooth texture. Named for the golden wheat fields in the countryside, the washed rind fives this cheese a deep amber colour. Unlike other French washed rinds with their pungency, this cheese has very subtle flavours that makes you question whether it should actually be classified as a stinky. For this exercise, we will.
* Cheeses may change without notice if they become unavailable. In this case, we will substitute with another great cheese.
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU ADD TO IT...
Add on The Grazing Box to create the ultimate cheese board with these essentials. It's got sourdough lavosh crackers, marinated baby figs, pastes and chocolate. Oh yes!
Our Perfect Paired wine packs! This monthly offering has been chosen to pair perfectly with this pack. Choose from our Perfect Pair Wine Pack or our very special Rhodium Edition.
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.
We will deliver incredible cheeses from around Australia, direct to your door. All handmade by small, artisan makers.
We deliver to most of the country via refrigerated vehicles through Home Delivery Service. Everywhere else we ship using a special insulated box through Australia Post. More details about delivery and where we deliver to can be found here.