Thursday 26 April 2007

Woodside Cheese Wrights Vigneron

It's back to South Australia to sample a most interesting cheese from Woodside Cheese Wrights.

Woodside Cheese Wrights Vigneron© by Haalo

Cheese Maker: Woodside Cheese Wrights
Cheese Type: Vigneron
Location: Woodside, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Retail Outlet: 7 Henry Street, Woodside, South Australia
Open: Monday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

As mentioned in an earlier post, Woodside is now owned by Coriole Vineyards and this cheese is very much a product of that relationship.

From the label we are told
This cheese is the result of a challenge from the winemaker at Coriole Vineyards "make us a vigneron's cheese" he said. We gently wash the cheese in Adelaide Hills Chardonnay and wrap it in vine leaves selected from the vineyard
Woodside Cheese Wrights Vigneron© by Haalo

This is a white mould goats' milk cheese.

Woodside Cheese Wrights Vigneron© by Haalo

There's quite an earthy scent coming from this cheese with an undertone of piquancy from the vine-leaf. Appearance wise, it's certainly one that will be sure to gain attention.

Woodside Cheese Wrights Vigneron© by Haalo

Inside, it has that typical goat cheese "whiteness" - this still has a couple of weeks to go to reach peak maturation. The centre is quite creamy but mild and as you move out the flavours develop - the vine-leaf adds a sharp, acidic quality which cuts across the creamy core. I would class this as a cheese for the more adventurous.

Originally published here


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