The cheese I'm showing today is a seasonal one, the Milawa Goat Camembert
Cheese Maker: Milawa Cheese Company
Cheese Type: Goat Camembert
Location: Factory Road, Milawa Victoria
Cheese Tasting Room - 7 days 9am-5pm
There is also a Bakery and Restaurant on site.
When you hold this cheese still in it's wrapper you'll be able to feel it's softness, very similar in feel to the Udder Delights Goat Camembert.
It's important to let the cheese come to temperature as that will dispel the ammonia scent coming off the cheese. As you unwrap you'll notice that the the white mould is still active and some areas will appear quite furry. It's an excellent sign as it means the cheese is alive and maturing.
This is truly the type of cheese that I love - slicing through the rind and that wonderful molten and sticky core begins to ooze out.
It's almost elastic. Between these two photos, you can make out that the cheese is soft to the core - it is at it's peak to eat.
The cheesemaker notes the taste as follows
a marriage of spicy and salty flavours with a hint of mushroomsI can only concur. It's nicely in balance, the rind brings in those mild mushroom flavours, the cheese is low in acidity with excellent mouth feel.
I must make mention that unlike so many cheese-makers they have an excellent website where you can find out more.