Tarago River Shadows of Blue: Review
A creamy blue artisan delight that is fairly easy to find retail. Tarago River Shadows of Blue is Australia’s answer to France’s St. Agur. It’s a cows milk blue cheese with a softer and creamier style than those crumbly Stiltons, Roqueforts and Gorgonzolas with greater focus on dairy flavours. The creamy dairy flavours meld seamlessly with gentle herbal and mineral elements from the blueing. As a result this cheese is very approachable and a bit of crowd pleaser. Compared to many other Australian artisan cheeses it is also quite easy to get hold of in brinks and mortar retail. Historically many IGA grocery stores have stocked it as well as many cheese specialist shops.
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Wine Matching | Wine Pairing
A lot of people will naturally go for a big red wine to pair with a blue in a n 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
This should be fairly easy to get. I got mine direct from IGA Boccaccio in Balwyn, Melbourne. Many IGASs and cheese specialist shops in Australia stick this. Customers in Victoria can also online direct from Tarago River.