Cheese Review

Monkery by Butterfly Factory (Gippsland, VIC)

Butterfly Factory Monkery cheese
Butterfly Factory Monkery cheese

Monkery by Butterfly Factory: Review

A good, gentle lactic-set soft cheese from a small scale producer that can be enjoyed young, but will be better consumed at the best before date.. Monkery by Butterfly Factory is a geo ripened cheese made from pasteurised cow’s milk in Gippsland, Victoria. The cheese has a lovely fresh smell, and a white/ivory colour alongside a soft texture. While soft, the cheese I reviewed was consumed about six weeks before its best before date, and so kept its shape and lacked a gooey quality. It’d be better still if left to ripen to the best before date when it’ll show a greater range of textures. Salt and acidity are restrained, as is the dairy flavour of milk / cream.

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Wine Matching | Wine Pairing

Medium or light bodied aromatics white wine, or fizz. If you are going to drink a red, then try young pinot. Or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.

Where to Buy

Historically, it has been tricky getting hold of this cheese since it is made in small quantities, and the owner changed the location of her factory. Best chance is via the Prom Coast Food Collective. Also see updated from the Butterfly Factory in case other stores make this available.

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