– DISPATCHED 13 OCTOBER 2020 –
LITTLE RIVER - BRIE DE MOUTERE
The best three words to describe this cheese? Cream, cream and cream! This brie is soft, silky and flows around in your mouth. The paste has a buttery texture and the rind provides a musty earthiness to balance out the richness.
Made in traditional style, this cheese has been called the Époisses (pronounced epwas) of New Zealand and is mild enough to claim a wide-ranging appeal and interesting enough for any turophile.
MOUNT ELIZA FARMHOUSE CHEDDAR
This raw milk cheddar has a milky-sweet centre, a savoury nutty outer and parmesan notes on the rind. It has the richly complex pastoral flavours that can only be experienced in raw milk cheese.
Mount Eliza’s Katikati based cheese-makers take inspiration from traditional recipes and methods that date back centuries. They produce single farm of origin cheese, with their milk produced on a local farm from a small half-Jersey herd and they pioneered raw milk cheeses in Aotearoa.
OVER THE MOON - CREAMY BLUE
Over the Moon consistently produces delicious cheeses and this blue is no exception… though it is exceptional. The creamy blue tastes exactly the way it sounds - a decadent, velvety cheese that is made from a mixture of cream and milk for that extra umph. With a mild-medium funk, a bit of bite and a smooth finish, you can match this one with a Central Otago pinot noir or a late harvest riesling and enjoy.
DRUNKEN NANNY - BLACK TIE
This is 250grams of deliciousness! The Black Tie is a stunning pyramid of fresh goat cheese, coated in a sprinkling of black ash from burnt French grape vines. Fancy, eh?
This cheese is creamy and delicious, balancing acidity and fresh tang. It has just come back into season and looks splendid on a cheese platter. It's so good, it received a silver medal in 2016 and 2017 NZ cheese awards. Enjoy.