La Luna Barrel 110g – Holy Goat
La Luna is hand made using a process based on the traditional French goat milk cheeses of the Loire Valley. The stunning ring shape makes it a striking centrepiece served whole for a special occasion. Its wrinkled rind gives way to a creamy centre which ranges from soft and smooth to fudgy and slightly chalky, depending on the season and the degree of ripeness. It has an amazing depth of flavour with a creamy lactic sweetness, balanced by a tangy finish.
A little history
Sutton Grange Organic Farm was set up by Ann-Marie Monda and Carla Meurs in 1999, with just 3 goats. They had previously spent many years working alongside pioneering Australian goat cheese maker, Gabrielle Kervella, in Western Australia, and artisan cheese producers in Europe. Today they have around 100 goats that they all know by name, and specialise in lactic- set goat milk cheeses that are widely regarded as the best in Australia. Most of the cheeses are fresh and soft styles, and many are ripened with a special surface mould called Geotrichum candidum, which has a distinctive wrinkled texture and ivory colour. The goatherd and cheeses are certified organic by NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia).
Goes well with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, dry Rosé
Similar cheeses Holy Goat La Luna or goat cheeses of the Loire Valley (eg, Chabichou)
La Luna Barrel is a French style goats cheese made on the Sutton Grange farm in Victoria, reflecting the traditional cheeses of the Loire Valley. La Luna Barrel has a distinct wrinkled rind with a beautiful creamy, slightly flakey texture. The delicate flavour has a creamy lactic tang with a hint of citrus to finish.
A little background
Holy Goat handcrafted cheeses are made on the farm east of Castlemaine by Carla & Ann Marie using their highest quality 100% organic goats milk.
- Cheese Type: White Mould
- Country: Australia
- Milk Type: Goat
- Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
- Rennet Type: Non Animal
- Classification: Farmhouse