Section 28 Fontina Vecchio
"Robust, rich and complex"
Fall fond for Tina, they say. She’ll treat you. Well whoever ‘they’ are that are saying this, they deserve to be thanked, because we’d have to agree. It’s true! Well maybe not all Tinas will treat you, but this Fontina Vecchio will. See what we did there? Ok, back to the cheese - the glorious cheese! Made of raw milk in the classic style of the alpine cheeses of Northern Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, this is a semi-hard, washed rind you’ll be head over heels for! We super pinky promise you will.
Who is Section 28 Cheese?
Although we may not want to admit it, 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.
How does it taste?
This Fontina Vecchio cheese is washed weekly for a minimum of six months in the Section 28 cave, creating an incredibly robust, rich and complex flavour, with earthy, savoury notes accompanied by a nuttiness providing a long and memorable finish.
Why Fontina Vecchio is the cheese for you
- Buying Section 28 Cheese means you’re helping to support a very small, family-owned cheesemaker in the Adelaide Hills.
- This cheese is made with wholesome, raw cows milk and a vegetarian rennet.
- Fontina Vecchio has got the looks to bring anyone up to at least a solid 9. She’s one good looking wheel of delightfulness!
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 wheel is roughly 3.25kg. As this is a handmade product, weights will vary.