Cheese Review

Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue (Riverina, NSW)

Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue Cheese
Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue Cheese

Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue: Review

Approachable creamy blue cheese that happens to be lactose free. Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue ticks a few boxes, being both lactose-free and vegetarian-friendly. Made from pasteurised cows milk.

It’s even softer than a St. Agur cheese or Tarago Shadows of Blue.  And is it not the full-frontal assault you get from a Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or vintage Stilton. In the mouth is has thick, soft creamy feeling.  The main flavour elements from blue cheeses are there…herbal/vegetal and mineral – in a mild way, and with the salt and acidity dialled well back.  This soft blue is an approachable vegetarian-friendly creamy blue made from pasteurised cow’s milk that deserves interest and a wider audience, not just from the lactose intolerant, but also as one of those cheeses you might serve to somebody to gently introduce them to blue cheese, or just want some comfort food.   

The chemist-nerd in me I was left wondering how the makers have made this cheese lactose-free?  Soft cheeses contain more why than hard cheeses, and it is the whey that contains the lactose.  I wonder.      

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Use this link to see my reviews of Australian artisan blue cheeses. Some of notes you may like include

Coolamon Lactose Free Double Brie: more lactose free wonders from Coolamon

Blackburn Blue: Idiosyncratic soft blue made with cow’s milkl. Contains lactose.

Tarago Gippsland Blue: Good cow’s milk blue from Victoria. Contains lactose.

Berry’s Creek Oak Blue: A Gorgonzola style blue cheese from arguably Australia’s best blue cheese maker. Contains lactose. From Gippsland, VIC

Wine Matching | Wine Pairing

Needs a full bodied red wine, preferably with some sweetness to counter the saltiness of the cheese. A port or sticky wine is ideal. Or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.

Where to Buy

Can buy direct online from Coolamon Cheese who also list stockists on their website.


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