This is part of my quest for authentic and delicious Australian cheeses.
I have decided to stop buying industrial cheeses and go for smaller productions, go for real taste. This one I bought in a small fruit and veggie store near Woolies in Caringbah (near Sydney). It is a difficult quest because most supermarkets and even the nice delis tend to go for big brands which is quite sad because they could be the best partners to promote local Australian authentic specialities.
This one is produced in the beautiful Southern Highlands region of New South Wales (Australia) by a company called Small Cow Farm. Mark and Lesley Williams have launched this project in 2005 by buying a small cattle of tiny Irish Dexter cows. They learnt how to make cheese and after a few years got numerous awards for the quality of their products.
It is a small ply box containing a tiny but absolutely delicious cheese.
If you are a cheese lover, I highly recommend this little treasure. It is very creamy, nutty, flavoursome and authentic. We cannot wait to sample the rest of their collection: Brie, Feta, Fettice, rustic blue and small cow blue.
Also don’t miss a visit to their beautiful website! It is worth the few minutes you will spend: smallcowfarm.com
(edit 25/08/2015: I added this close-up photo. Last time it was very dark in the dining room and the cheese was eaten too quickly. I had to buy some more from Ramsgate Foodies Market.)