Section 28 Monforte
"The leading lady"
Leading the pack, worthy of royalty cheese is the Monforte. The family behind Section 28 live in a naturally beautiful location called Monforte. Named perfectly, this cheese is a natural beauty. A semi-hard, raw milk cheese that is made using the traditional methods of the Alpine regions of France. The Monforte, inspired by the French Abondance, was the first cheese made by Section28 and remains a house favourite. If the sheer size of this wheel is impressive, you just wait till you dig in!
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?
It has an initially sweet, milky and fruity taste that is balanced by emerging brothy and roasted nut flavours with a subtle earthy undertone.
Why Monforte 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.
- Awards won by this cheese are endless: 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards - Champion, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category; 2017 SA Dairy Awards – Trophy Winner, Champion South Australian Cheese; Trophy Winner, Champion Cheese from Small Producer; Top Gold Medal, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category; 2017 Grand Dairy Awards – National Finalist, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category; 2016 delicious. PRODUCE AWARDS – National Winner, ‘From the Diary’ Category; 2016 SA Dairy Awards – Trophy Winner, Champion Cheese from Small Producer; and Top Gold Medal, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category.
- Monforte has got to be the most impressive sized wheel of cheese you could ever wrap your eyes around.
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 7.75kg. As this is a handmade product, weights will vary.