Long Paddock Cheese Granite 150g
Long Paddock Cheese Granite 150g

Long Paddock Cheese Granite 150g

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This organic, Somerset style cheddar is made using layers of cotton cloth and lard. The lard both protects/seals the cheese and helps the complex rind to develop over the months with the help of a community of favourable yeasts, bacteria and moulds. Made in Castlemaine.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cultures, animal rennet, lard

Aspect: dense slightly-crumbly paste, mid-yellow colour, with mottled grey/brown rind, cloth on rind. Its rind has a striking resemblance to granite stone.

Texture: semi-hard, dense, moist and buttery but crumbly.

Flavour: complex, layered, deeply savoury with grassy/buttery flavours, background acid. Earthy, umami-rich and satisfying.

Eat: as is with crusty bread or crackers; ploughman’s style with pickles
or relish; or try it with something sweeter like fruit bread, Eccles cake or fruit cake. Delicious also in a toastie or lightly grilled and crumbled on buttered potatoes or seasonal roast vegetables. Grate it into a savoury custard or béchamel sauce to accompany any grilled or roasted vegetables or meats. (Not suitable for vegetarians as we follow tradition by using animal rennet and lard).

Pair: There is something for everyone when it comes to matching drinks with Cheddar. Strong ales such as IPA, Porter & Stout for beer lovers, Apple or Perry Pear ciders, robust white wines like Chardonnay, fruity medium-bodied reds like Nebbiolo or Syrah, fortifieds like Port or Madeira, as well as aged spirits like Whisky, Cognac or Armagnac.

About Long Paddock Cheese: 
An organic cow’s milk cheesemaker in Castlemaine, determined to make great cheese. Set up by cheese tragics – Ivan & Julie Larcher, Alison Lansley, Ann-Marie Monda and Carla Meurs – who share a vision to see Australia’s artisan cheese industry flourish.

’Our craft is cheesemaking, its culture and skills buried in the aeons of European history. But our home and terroir is central Victoria, Australia – Dja Dja Wurrung country. Djaara (Dja Dja Wurrung People) have lived on their traditional lands and cared for djandak (Country) over many thousands of years. We are privileged to be able to contribute in a small and temporary way to that care.’

Made on Dja Dja Wurrung Country - Castlemaine