History of Prom country cheese
Trevor and Jan Brandon of Red Hill Dairy established in April 2000.
First inspired by farmhouse cheesemaking in Europe they drew upon Trevor’s experience as a food microbiologist to give us distinctive, handcrafted regional cheeses from the Mornington Peninsula terroir.
In September 2014 Burke their son and Bronwyn his wife opened a new ‘Cheese Experience Centre’ Prom Country Cheese. It boasts a large production area adjoining a cellar door tasting room and cafe, and overlooks the pastures and rolling hills of the beautiful Moyarra valley.
Burke & Bronwyn run their own flock of dairy sheep in South Gippsland.
They have been farming sheep for over 20 years, which made the transition into sheep dairying a natural progression. The sheep run on fertile pastures in the rolling hills south of Korumburra.
A small round at 8cm in diameter with a weight of 170g
The Moyarra ewes share their milk as the lambs suckle overnight and what is left is used for cheesemaking.
Making this a real collaboration where the lambs nor mothers suffer the loss of their milk and/or connection.
Where the animals are at the fore and the cheese production is a by-product. Living up to the old saying that if your animals are happy the cheese will only be the better for it.
Sheep Sensation can be enjoyed at any stage, from fresh at 3-5 days, creamy at 14 days, to semi-matured at 3-4 weeks and aged at 2-3 months, when it develops a waxy-smooth, drier texture with concentrated flavours and a peppery finish.
A farmhouse style cheese where the flavour is distinctively different with a balance between sweet and sour, and long finish on the palate. Melts in the mouth. The aroma is of the farm, reminiscent of freshly-cut grass.
Match with a crisp Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc or a bright Pale Ale when young or with a dessert wine as the cheese ages.
These cheeses use vegetarian rennet, and are free from genetically modified organisms, artificial stabilisers and preservatives.
Check them out here . . . http://www.redhillcheese.com.au/main.html
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