Wednesday 5 January 2011

La Vera Adel-Blue

La Vera is based in the Adelaide Foothills and was started in 1984 by southern Italian cheesemakers. I most associate the label with ricotta, mascarpone and bocconcini so I was interested to try their blue, Adel-Blue.

La Vera Adel-Blue© by Haalo

It's packaged in these neat 115 gram triangles.

La Vera Adel-Blue© by Haalo

Sealed in plastic and wrapped in blue wax - these are a good size for the cheese board. In fact these have quite a long use by date, so it's the ideal cheese to have in your fridge for unexpected guests.

La Vera Adel-Blue© by Haalo

It's not heavily veined as you can see, it's soft to cut and taste wise, Paalo describes it as "blue butter". It dissolves on the tongue bringing those blue flavours out but then the creaminess kicks in and rounds out the flavour. A lovely savoury taste that lingers.  This cheese  should appeal to "blue novices" and "blue lovers" alike.

La Vera
16-18 Hamiliton Terrace
South Australia

Phone (08) 8337 8222

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9 am - 12.30 pm