Maffra Cheese Co. – Artisan Cheesemakers retail packs
Maffra Cheese Co. – one of Australia’s most awarded specialty cheesemakers – is located on a dairy farm near Maffra, in the heart of Gippsland’s lush dairying country and they enjoy a reputation for producing some of Australia’s best Cheddar.
The milk used to make Maffra Cheese is sourced only from their single herd cows on their farm, mainly Holstein-Friesians, making them a ‘farmhouse’ cheese producer. No animal rennet is used in the manufacture of Maffra Cheeses, so it is suitable for vegetarians.
Maffra Cheeses are handmade (typically using little mechanisation) modelled on the very early Australian cheddar plants, the production facility is one of only a few remaining. All of their semi-hard cheeses undergo the cheddaring process during the make, to ensure the traditional waxy texture is formed. The curd is pressed by hydraulics (not vacuum), and then matured to its optimal age.
Handmade cheese is a rare commodity today, particularly when crafted in this way by an award-winning cheese maker.
The following 4 varieties (out of a total range of 9) are now available from Coles.
- Stockman’s Cheshire
- Peppercorn Cheddar
- Dargo Walnut
- Mature Cheddar
Release date: Released
Road test: Stockman’s Cheshire and Dargo Walnut – both are a real indulgence, worth every cent
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RRP: ∼$6.99 – ∼$7.99 dependent on variety
Available from: Not advised but definitely in Coles