It stunk out my lab, laughed my brother when a Christmas cheese parcel arrived in Washington DC a few years back. I’d added Stinking Bishop to the Murray’s Cheese Shop’s online order because I’d read about it but I’d never … Continue reading Stinking Bishop at The Stinking Bishops
More delicate than Scotch, Japanese whisky coaxed honey, caramel and even apricots from the cheeses at the Cheese and Whiskey Perfect Match event I attended at Milk the Cow in St Kilda, Melbourne recently. Four cheeses, about 20 Melbournians, plus … Continue reading Whiskey and cheese tasting at Milk the Cow, Melbourne
Stepping into the cheese cave at Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder is like stepping into an Alladin’s cave. Stacked on shelves, lolling on slabs of wood and marble, crowding into every nook and cranny is a panolpy of cheeses. Earthy, subterranean smells enveloped me and I felt cheese to the bone. I felt transported to France and loved it. Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder This was my second cheese stop in Melbourne and like La Latteria it had friendly staff and generous tastings. I could have whiled away hours in that cave, with cheesemonger Nadia slicing, smearing and slivering me … Continue reading Cheesemongers – finding and talking with these cheese heros
Cupped in my palm, it wobbled like a breast, a Marie Antoinette of a breast, all milky white and delicate. This was Burrata, a filled Mozzarella that Rog and I had trekked across Melbourne to find. I was in cheese geek heaven, for in my possession was a rare and fabled fresh cheese, unseen in Wellington. Another cheese notch on my bed post. I carefully brought it back to the hotel and created a bed of salad ingredients on which to place it. Though I had no olive oil to anoint this lovely treasure, it lay white and prone on … Continue reading La Latteria, Burrata and Melbourne – Let them eat cheese!