Cheese Review

The Pines “Pearl” (Kiarma, New South Wales)

Pearl by The Pines Kiarma
Pearl by The Pines Kiarma

The Pines “Pearl” Cheddar: Review

Delicious semi-hard cheese. “Pearl” by New South Wales’ The Pines is a vegetarian-friendly cow’s milk cheese. It’s the mouthfeel that is the standout. There way the cheese parts in the mouth is like standing on a cliff edge. Soft enough to part without strain but a certain chewy firmness that requires just the right amount of effort. Aroma of rich butter. Medium intensity taste of natural sweet dairy and nuts. Best semi-hard cheese I’ve had for some time.

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Wine Matching | Wine Pairing

This cheese is powerful and so a full bodied wine is required to match. Try Aussie chardonnay, viognier, or medium bodied red with a bit of acidity.

Where to Buy

The Pines Kiarma list their stockist online. I got mine as part of a cheese subscription box from Bruny Island Cheese.

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