BLESSED ARE THE (AUSTRALIAN) CHEESEMAKERS
The sight, smell and above all taste of 300 of Australia’s specialist cheeses will thrill cheese lovers at the eleventh annual Melbourne Specialist Cheese Show held on Sunday 12 August at Crown Towers Hotel.
Ripe, velvety, oozing bries and camemberts, creamy blues and aged cheddars of the very highest quality and flavour, vying for the title of “Grand Champion Cheese”, will all be available for unlimited cheese tastings.
It is also a unique opportunity to meet 30 of the dedicated specialist cheesemakers who devote their time and energy to creating world class cheeses here in Australia.
Award winning Australian specialist cheeses ready for tasting will include varieties produced from cow, sheep, buffalo and goat milk, coming from prime cheese making regions across the country and includes producers from King Island, Milawa, Jindi, Shaw River and Woodside dairies.
The Melbourne Cheese Show celebrates Australian specialist cheeses that are winning international and local awards and using world best techniques and Australian milk from free grazing animals to create innovative and beautiful cheeses for all to enjoy.
Billed as the “premium cheese show in the cheese state” the Melbourne Cheese Show is the most delicious event on the calendar and your chance to be one of the first to taste the new Australian Specialist Cheesemakers’ Associations “Grand Champion Cheese” for 2007!
Sunday 12th August, 11am – 4pm
Location: Palladium Room, Crown Towers Hotel, Crown Entertainment Complex
Show Tickets are $35 per day.
Includes unlimited cheese tastings and five wine and or beer tastings.
Children under 15 admitted free.
Limited tickets are available on the door.
Join a one hour master class on Cheese and Wine Matching or Cheese and Beer Matching for a special price of $15 – bookings essential. Times: 12 noon or 1.30pm.
Last year attracted the following cheese makers.
The 2006 ASCA (Australian Specialist Cheese Makers Association) show was held at Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown last Saturday (12th August). Competition was tough, given the long list of entrants which included:
Alexandrina Cheese Company
Hunter Belle Cheese Co
Hunter Valley Cheese Company
Jannei Goat Dairy
King Island Dairy
Maffra Cheese Co.
Maleny Cheese QLD
Milawa Cheese Company
Red Hill Cheese
Shaw River Buffalo Cheese
Tarago River Cheese Co.
Woodside Cheese Wrights
Yarra Valley Dairy