Cheese Review

L’Artisan Fermier (Mortlake, VIC)

L'Artisan Fermier
L’Artisan Fermier

L’Artisan Fermier: Review

For my first blog I wanted to tell you about something a bit different. So I’ve avoid cheddars, brie and camembert style cheeses to make way for this one: Fermier. It’s slam dunk 10 out of 10.

Based in Victoria L’Artisan makes cheese inspired by French counterparts. I found it in Queen Vic Market in Melbourne and I’m sure you can find it elsewhere. In this case the French counterpart is morbier cheese. Gosh how I love this stuff. This local variety is in my opinion better than the stuff from France itself. Medium hard with a streak of charcoal down the middle providing the cheese with a distinctive look and taste. The taste is distinctive and avoid being overpowering.

This is how their own website describes the cheese: “A distinctive streak of charcoal marks the centre of this semi-hard organic cow’s milk cheese. Full-flavoured with a lingering nuttiness and rustic washed rind, Fermier pairs nicely with full-bodied white wines.”

Find it. Love it. Hoard it. Indulge in it.

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