Cheese Review

Barossa Artisan Washrind (Barossa, SA)

Barossa Artisan Washed Rind
Barossa Artisan Washed Rind

Barossa Artisan Washrind: Review

Don’t be fooled by the light colour of the rind (like I was). Barossa Artisan Washrind is handmade cheese by Victoria McClurg’s Barossa Valley Cheese Co, made from the milk of cow’s living in the Barossa Valley using sustainable practices. Maybe because of the love put into it, this is lovely washed rind cheese with good intensity on the nose, some of which retains some ammonia. The paste has good dairy, animal and nut-like flavours, and maintains a pleasing balance in salt, acidity, natural sweetness and savoury. Long finish relative to most soft cheeses of good complexity. Worth finding and buying.

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Wine Matching | Wine Pairing

As it is a washed rind cows milk cheese try a sparking white wine or a light bodied red such as pinot’s and lighter nebbiolos, examples being Stargazer Rada or Vinea Marson Nebbiolo. Or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.

Where to Buy

This should be fairly easy to get. I got mine direct from IGA Boccaccio in Balwyn, Melbourne . You can also buy online direct from Barossa Valley Cheese Co.


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