Friday, March 09, 2007

Cheese: Westhaven Dairy

Westhaven Dairy is situated near Launceston, Tasmania and started about 30 years ago. Today they predominately make Chèvre, along with a range of both cow and goat milk yoghurt and fetta. Their goats' milk is sourced from dairies in nearby Tamar Valley.

chevre

Cheese: Westhaven Chèvre
Location: 89 Talbot Road Launceston - Open to the public

chevre

This Chèvre is a made in the French style from pure goats' milk and uses kosher certified rennet. It has a moist skin and I'd class it as semi-soft. It will crumble a little when cut.

chevre

It has a mild flavour with a creamy mouth-feel and good acid levels. I'd probably assign this to be cooking cheese rather than a something I'd place on a cheese board. In fact this cheese was used to recently make the goat cheese crostini and proved a perfect element for the dish.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, Haalo,

    You and your delicious cheeses!!
    And then I have the cravings here, half a planet away! ;)

    It looks so soft, wonderful!

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  2. Looks like a great cheese. I will have to get my local deli to get it in for me up here in Townsville. I can feel a caramelised onion and goats cheese tart coming on.

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  3. Yummy~~

    so nice cheeses~

    so soft and white~ delicious~

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  4. Hi Patricia - hope the cravings aren't tooo bad ;)

    Thanks Squishy - sounds like a most delicious use for the goat cheese. Hope you have luck in getting it.

    Thanks Yoyo.

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