We are thrilled to be collaborating with amazing small scale Australian cheesemakers and Pecora is certainly one of the stars. This limited release is a collection that really highlight the skills of both Michael and Cressida Cains. Their passion to focus on sheep milk cheeses is a real treat. Having won many of this country's top cheese awards, it's time for you to grab a pack, sit back and be the judge.
WHO IS PECORA DAIRY?
Situated 2 hours South West of Sydney on the New South Wales South Coast lies a small and young sheep milk dairy founded by Michael and Cressida McNamara. The green heart of the Southern Highlands allows for lush pastures, crystal clear creeks and the perfect ingredients to produce ewes milk cheese that has gained a lot of attention since they started making in 2011. Their light approach to farming reduces the stress on the land, stress on the animals and maximum flavours in everything they create.
The cheese selection for this pack is:
SOFT - Bloomy - Milk
Bloomy lives up to its name and holds flavours inside of it like a bouquet of flowers! It changes its flavour profile on the palate as it ages. When young it has hints of citrus, which later develops into a buttery, earthy and intense taste explosion! The exterior is unique, like every blossom is, during maturation it develops an ivory coloured, wrinkled outside. Once mature, this cheesey goodness will start to ooze out when cut.
HARD - Yarrawa - Milk
Yarrawa is Australia’s first non-cooked Raw Milk cheese. Cressida and Michael at Pecora are highly passionate about expressing their farm’s eco system with their produce and this cheese certainly achieves this! A story in a mouthful, Yarrawa brings with it the taste of all the magic in the soil, pasture and the season at the time it was made. Right from the seasonal micro-flora from the rind, all the way through to the delicious centre. This cheese is reminiscent of Pyrenean/Basque sheep milk cheeses that have been around for centuries! One bite of this glorious cheese and you will instantly find buttery flavours and that of cashew, caramel as well as grass. Close your eyes and this cheese will send you straight to the lush pastures of Pecora Dairy.
BLUE - Jamberoo Mountain Blue - Milk
Think subtle yet complex blues, think the tinge of sweetness that only a sheep's milk cheese can offer, think marbled ivory and green-blue colours coming together with sheer beauty. You'd be forgiven for thinking you're about to try a tasty morsel that has found it's way over here from the Basque region of France. In actual fact, you are about to taste a stunning cheese from a little maker in New South Wales, Pecora Dairy. We present to your tastebuds, Jamberoo Mountain Blue. You're welcome.
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
Two different fruit pastes by Ugly Duck Fine Foods
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