Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fort Denison Cheese and Wine Class

Fort Densison: looking back towards Sydney CBD

canape: seared scallop, corn puree in crisp wonton cup

Yes I know.... I am going to get my cholesterol tested after all this cheese I've been having lately.
This was a special occasion though. A cheese and wine lecture from Claudia McIntosh from McIntosh and Bowman Cheesemongers on Fort Dension in the middle of Sydney Harbour. 12 farmhouse cheeses, 5 wines - and a beer thrown in to challenge the palate.

Claudia McIntosh conducting the cheese class

Our farmhouse cheese tasting plate

Willowbrae Goat Curd (Goat milk), Wilberforce, NSW.
tasting notes: mild and citric  8/10

Vanella Cheese Company Mozzarella (buffalo milk), Cairns, Qld
tasting notes: chewy anad tangy  7/10
Meredith Feta (goat's milk) Meredith Valley, Vic
tasting notes: sharp and salty  7/10

Jannei Buche Noir (goat's milk) Lidsdale, NSW
tasting notes: creamy and earthy  8/10

Woodside McLaren Camembert (cow's milk) Woodside, SA
tasting notes: whiffy and ammonic  4/10

Yarra Valley Black Savourine (goat's milk)
tasting notes: urine nose and rind   5/10

Barossa Valley Cheese Co. Le Petit Prince (goat's milk) Angaston, SA
tasting notes: pastures and damp fur   4/10

Barossa Valley Cheese Co Washington (cow's milk) Angaston SA
tasting notes: wet paddock  6/10
Pyengana Cheddar (cows milk) Pyengana, Tas
tasting notes:crumbly and sharp  6/10

Pastilla Nash Walnut and Prune log

back: shiraz,moscato, middle: chardonnay, front: pinot gris and water

Tarwin Blue (cows milk)
tasting notes: creamy, intense and balanced  8/10

Meredith Dairy Goat Milk Blue (goats milk) Angaston SA
tasting notes: mellow, tangy and round mouth feel   7/10

Dessert: chocolate tart with fruit salad

champers by the cannon

ships ahoy

shipping lane

Sails unfurled


  1. oooh! Cheeeese. And no processed in sight :P

    I shall take a trip up and see if I can't go direct to Willowbrae to get some goats' cheese - We do our monthly meat shop up in Wilberforce (M&A Butchery in King Street) - an almost hour drive - but it's worth it for great produce!

  2. Hi Liss,
    What a magical setting you live in. Fresh willowbrae cheese! Indira