The Australian Cheese Gift Box
The Australian Cheese Gift Box includes some of our best local cheeses and covers a range of soft and hard cheese made from cow, goat and buffalo milk – something for everyone!
Presented in a Harper & Blohm Gift Box & Ribbon.
Milawa King River Gold 150g
Milawa King River Gold was one of the first washed rind cheeses produced in Australia. While it is excellent year-round, it is especially good in winter when the centre oozes and the sticky rind becomes even more pungent. As with all washed rind cheeses, King River Gold is regularly washed with a brine solution to keep it moist and to encourage the development of the yeasts, moulds and bacteria that give the cheese its characteristic orange colour and pungent aroma.
Located in the heart of north eastern Victoria’s King Valley, David & Anne Brown founded the Milawa Cheese Company in the historic Milawa Butter Factory in 1988.
Shaw River Annie Baxter Reserve 150g
Annie Baxter Reserve is a hard buffalo milk cheese made by the Haldane family on the farm near Port Fairy in South Western Victoria and then matured at Jacks Holmans ‘Crows Nest’ in the Yarra Valley. The piquant flavour, typical of buffalo milk cheeses, is accentuated by a balance of sweet caramel nutty tones and the cheese develops a beautiful natural rind and smooth creamy texture.
Farming pioneers the Haldanes were the first to import milking buffalo into Australia in the 1990s from Italy & Bulgaria. Shaw River Buffalo Cheese is a farmhouse dairy situated on the property that was once home to Annie Baxter – Shaw River created this cheese in her honour many years ago and to celebrate their 21st year of production they have handed this cheese over to fellow cheesemaker Jack Holman to mature.
Holy Goat La Luna 110g
La Luna is hand made soft goats cheese made using a process based on the traditional French goat milk cheeses of the Loire Valley. 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.
Sutton Grange Organic Farm was set up by Ann-Marie Monda and Carla Meurs in 1999, with just 3 goats. 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.
Bay of Fires’ Cheddar is made using traditional methods, including the all-important “cheddaring” technique. The young wheels are hand-rubbed with lard before being matured for at least 12 months (and up to 2 years) on pine boards, which gives the cheese unique characteristics. The cheese has a distinctive buttery yellow colour, the flavour is what a true cheddar should be – sharp, rounded, slightly salty and with a lingering finish. The authentic crumbly texture ticks all the boxes too.
Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue 150g
Tarwin Blue has a rich buttery texture that becomes interspersed with dark blue veins and develops a distinctly creamy texture and a slightly earthy flavour. The hallmark of this cheese is its perfect balance of spicy blue, creamy cheese and salty tang.
Tarwin Blue takes its name from the local river nestled amongst the rolling green hills of South Gippsland where Barrys vast experience as a cheesemaker has won them many awards across Australia with Tarwin Blue the most awarded cheese in the range.
Muscatel Clusters 120g
Tabletop Grapes are brought to you from Mildura, in far north-west Victoria, known for its abundant sunshine, rich red loam soil and irrigated water from the Murray River.