Category: Cheese

Heidi Farm Cheeses

To make a Swiss cheese in Australia you are going to want to go about as far South as you can. Heidi Farm is nestled in the North of Tasmania where the fertile soil is free of contaminants. So why does this matter? Well, as the founding Heidis discovered the milk produced on these pastures is similar in fat content to that found in dairies in the S...

L’Affiné au Champagne Rosé

This is the cheese for lovers and lovers of cheese alike. This pretty little cheese is made by La Fromagerie Auxor in the Champagne Ardennes region France, and is the prettiest shade of pink. Starting life as a  cow milk surface ripened cheese, it is finished by being washed in Champagne Rosé. The combination of the region's most famous product,...

Our Pick for Winter Cheeses

We want our winter cheeses to be so much more than just creamy. We go searching for extra spice, intensity and texture. We savour smoky aromas, delight in complex saltiness and above all search for tastes that linger on the palate. Our selection for Winter cheeses meets all our desires for  a cool climate cheese selection....

The Cheese Files: Wyngaard

One of my favourite cheeses at the moment is Wyngaard, a matured goat’s cheese from the Netherlands. In most cases when people think of goat’s cheese their minds conjure a chalky chevre or a pungent fermented white mould. Wyngaard however is a semi hard and quite sweet cheese making it a great addition to any cheeseboard. It is also an excelle...

The Perfect Cheese Plate

The perfect cheese plate can leave a lasting impression on that special someone in your life. Our suggestions below are perfect for a night in or a romantic twilight picnic. Each cheese has unique flavour, texture and aroma characteristics that perfectly complement one another & they're available now at The Cheese Counter!...

Cheese and the Perfect Pairing

There is so much more to cheese pairings than just quince paste and wine. Our Grand Opening for The Cheese Counter will feature some amazing cheese pairings including a French washed rind cheese drenched in champagne and a goats cheese drizzled with rose syrup and served on rosemary flatbread.  For those who can't wait to find out what is trendi...

The Milk that Makes the Cheese

It’s Saturday afternoon and there you are, at the cheese counter of your local gourmet grocer. You have already picked the wine, you know that you really love that olive tapenade from Mudgee and there are definitely going to be some candied fruits on the platter, but the cheese…what do we do about the cheese? A good place to start in selecting ...

Gourmet Cheese

“Blessed are the cheesemakers!” As the Grand Opening of The Cheese Counter approaches we thought we might share a little of the opening range with you.  From Paris, Vermont, Italy, the Netherlands and of course the Barossa Valley, we have created a selection of  gourmet cheeses to delight your fromage loving palate. Naturally we have tried...