Woodside Cheese Wrights

Artisan Cheesemaker South Australia

Pompeii


Medals & Awards

Gold Medal 2008 Cheese & Dairy Produce Results - 51 Cheesemakers' Competition
Gold Medal 2008 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Competition
Gold Medal 2008 Brisbane Specialty Cheese Awards
Silver Medal 2008 Dairy Industry Association of Aust Dairy Products Awards
Gold Medal 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards
Champion Other Varieties 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards
Silver Medal 2010 Sydney Royal Show
Silver Medal 2010 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show
Gold Medal 2010 Brisbane Cheese Awards
Silver Medal 2011 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show

Tasting Notes

I have selected cow milk from the Meiglich Dairy in Mt Torrens just out of Woodside in South Australia,specifically for this cheese.

The curds are slowly worked with a scald to 42 degrees to introduce sweetness to the cheese. Continuous and patient stirring, results in crumbly soft curd that knits together with ease.

An interesting cocktail of secondary flora are used resulting in a soft pliable texture which offers a clean herbaceous mouthfill, showing off the characters of the excellent quality milk. In addition I use some yoghurt starter culture this introduces a unique character to the cheese.

The cheese moulds are filled half way. We then allow the curds to drain dry before adding a layer of ash and topping with more curds. Light pressing and a generous brine time the next day.

The cheese is washed several times before we allow it to rest and develop a rusty red appearance for more intense flavours. Serve at room temperature for best flavour.

Technical Information

Origin South Australia, Australia
Classification Artisan
Milk Source 100% Friesian Cow milk
Average Fat Content 45%
Type Smear Ripened soft
Form 1.8 - 2kg wheels
Rennet Non Animal