About The Owner
Olivia opened her highly acclaimed cheese shop in 2014 to share her love of cheese with the citizens of Melbourne and named it ‘Harper & Blohm’ after the maiden names of her grandparents, Merle Harper and Mona Blohm.
With over 15 years in the industry, Olivia is highly regarded in her field – since 2015 she has been a cheese judge at both the National Dairy Australia Awards and for the Australian Food Awards at the Royal Agricultural Society Of Victoria.
Olivia is passionate about provenance, quality and ethically sound practises, and looks for the best possible products to stock in her shop. She delights in discovering new treasures to share with you from local Farmers markets, around Australia and on trips to Europe.
A key contributor to the Melbourne food scene, Olivia is involved in a multitude of activities. Conducting regular cheese & wine classes and specialty workshops are aspects of her commitment to sharing cheese expertise, whilst the Raclette and Toastie stall is a popular draw card at many of the regular Farmers Markets around town.
She also assists local restaurants with hand picked cheese selections, hosts events with cheese makers and was invited to provide Australian cheeses for the recent ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017’.