Australia has made historic progress in producing a variety of Blue Cheeses. The cheesemakers of Australia have been making blue veined cheese for over 70 years. The first blue cheese factories were recorded to have started in northern New South Wales and Gippsland in the 1930s and 1940s. At present, more than 22 styles of blue cheese are produced in Australia.
Blue cheese is called so because the cheese cultures have had the mold Penicillium added at the initial stage of the cheesemaking process. The final product is spotted or veined blue-gray or blue-green molds alongside a natural crusty rind and an earthy appearance. The salty and sharp taste, creamy texture and a pungent aroma tends to be the characteristic feature of blue cheese.
Australia produces basic three styles of blue cheese – Gorgonzola, Danish and Blue Brie. Taking into account the characteristics, each style is unique. Blue cheese styles are modeled on type and quantity of blue culture added, the way each cheese is spiked, size of the cheese, and maturation of cheese and waxing of cheese.
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk
- Country of origin: Australia
- Family: Blue
- Type: semi-soft, blue-veined
- Texture: creamy and dense
- Rind: natural
- Colour: blue
- Flavour: salty, sharp
- Aroma: stinky, strong
- Producers: King Island Dairy
Other Australian cheeses:
Heidi Aged Gruyere, Heidi Gruyere, Kervella Affine, Maffra Aged Rinded Cheddar, Maffra Cheshire, Maffra Mature Cheddar, Maffra Red Leicester, Maffra Wensleydale, Martha's Heat, Mersey Valley Original Vintage, Mountain Goat, Pyengana Cheddar, Tala, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Vintage Savourine
Black Pearl, Figaro, Grabetto, Harvest, Maffra Dargo Walnut, Maffra Peppercorn Cheddar, Maffra Sage Derby, Mandolin, Milawa Goats Tomme, Paesanella Fresco, Pompeii, Pyengana Cheddar, Tasmania Highland Chevre Log, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Black Savourine, Yarra Valley Bulls Eyes, Yarra Valley White Savourine
Driftwood, Fior Di Latte, Fresh Fior Di Latte, King River Gold, Meredith Blue, Milawa Affine, Mozzarella (Australian), Neufchatel (Australian), Paesanella Bocconcin, Paesanella Caciotta, Paesanella Caciotta with Rocket & Chilli, Paesanella Cherry Bocconcin, Pokolbin, Roaring Forties Blue, Rubi, Smoked Fior Di Latte, Vesuvius
Bega Processed Cheddar, Binnorie Marinated Fetta, Duet, Edith, Gippsland Blue, Kervella Affine, King Island Cape Wickham Brie, Le Conquerant Demi Pont L'eveque , McLaren, Meredith Blue, ... show all ... , Milawa Blue, Milawa Brie, Milawa White, Oasis, Timboon Brie, Vigneron, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Woodside Cabecou, Woodside Capricorn, Woodside Charleston, Yarra Valley Cardi, Yarra Valley Juno, Yarra Valley Persian Feta, Yarra Valley Saffy, Yarra Valley Yering
fresh firm cheeses:
Goat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lemon Myrtle Chevre, Saltbush Chevre, Swag
fresh soft cheeses:
Allium Piper, Barambah Organics Marinated Feta, Cottage Cheese (Australian), Goat Curd, Kris Lloyd - Artisan Blend, Manon, Mascarpone (Australian), Meredith Ashed Pyramids, Meredith Chevre Ash, Meredith Chevre Dill, ... show all ... , Meredith Chevre Plain, Meredith Goat Cheese in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Monet, Paesanella Buffalo Ricotta, Paesanella Burrata, Paesanella Dry Ricotta, Paesanella Fresh Ricotta, Quark, Ricotta (Australian), Tapas, Woodside Chevre, Yarra Valley Ashed Pyramid, Yarra Valley Fresh Pyramid, Yarra Valley Gentle Goat