Cheese Review

Pyengana Cloth Matured Cheddar (TAS)

Pyengana Cheddar cheese
Pyengana Cloth Matured Cheddar Cheese

Pyengana Cloth Matured Cheddar: Review

Award winning cheddar that displays desirable aged characteristics. Pyengana Cloth Matured Cheddar is handmade in Tasmania and aged wrapped in cheese cloth in caves for 12 months. It has a thin rind covering a hard yellow cheese that displays some crystallisation coming from the ageing process. As a result of this aging there is good complexity to the flavours and good range of firmer textures. There are earth aromas, and lovely nutty, caramel and dairy flavours. This is a long way from a typical cheddar found on a supermarket shelf. Delicious platter cheese and certainly not for melting or cooking.

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Wine Matching | Wine Pairing

This cheese is powerful and so a full bodied wine is required to match. Try a Bordeaux blend, or a shiraz, or Aussie chardonnay. Scotch and whiskey will do nicely, and I suspect so would a dry sherry.

Where to Buy

I got mine from IGA Boccaccio in Melbourne. Check with Pyengana for your nearest stockist.

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