Coolamon The Rock Blue Vein: Review
Very acceptable and pretty blue cheese. Coolamon‘s The Rock Blue Vein is a cow’s milk cheese from Riverina, NSW using vegetarian friendly rennet. The washed rind exterior has fermented aroma along with noticeable ammonia. The firm yet crumbly ivory paste is reminiscent of Stilton, which chalk-like mineral, herbal and vegetable notes. An enjoyable cheese.
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Berry’s Creek Tarwin Blue: Australia’s answer to Stilton. Arguably better than Stilton.
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Coolamon Lactose Free Soft Blue: Much softer and creamier style, but lactose free. From NSW.
Wine Matching | Wine Pairing
A lot of people will naturally go for a big red wine to pair with a blue in an attempt to match the power of the cheese flavour. Another approach is to have a sweeter wine so the sugar counters the saltiness of the blue. A Rutherglen Muscat is an example, as are port-style wines. Or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.
Where to Buy
I got mine online direct from Coolamon Cheese, whose website also lists their stockists.