Section 28 Mont Cheval: Review
Hard to get, enjoyable mountain style cheese made in very limited quantities. Section 28 Mont Cheval is an experimental run of cheese from the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. As a result only 12 rounds were made in winter 2021. Made from raw cows milk. The rind was washed in local pinot noir wine. The rind has an earthy and gently mushroom aroma. The paste is on the firmer side similar to a younger cheddar and is ivory-yellow coloured albeit with a greenish aspect to it nearer to the rind. There is good flavour intensity centred on roasted nuts and come caramel. It is complex compared to most mountain style cheeses.
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Section 28 make a several Alpine style cheeses that are much more widely available than this one. Try raw milk La Saracca, or seasonal La Primavera, comte stye Monforte, Morbier style Mont Priscilla, and native pepperberry infused Monte Diavolo.
Bruny Island Raw Milk C2: Australia’s first raw milk Alpine style cheese. From Tasmania.
The Peaks Mountaineer: Alpine style cheese from sustainably reared cows up in Victoria’s High Country.
Wine Matching | Wine Pairing
Pinot noir or nebbiolo. Or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.