Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hunter Valley Grape Vine Ashed Brie

The race that stops a nation has finally been run and won and hearty congratulations go to Viewed and its trainer Bart Cummings.

While the horses were racing we were happily nibbling on this:

hunter valley cheese grape vine ashed brie© by Haalo

Maker: Hunter Valley Cheese Company
Type: Grape Vine Ashed Brie
Location: Cnr Broke and McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW
Web: Hunter Valley Cheese Company

hunter valley cheese grape vine ashed brie© by Haalo


When you see the words "grape vine ashed" you usually expect to see the ash on the outside. Since this is a Brie, the cheese is ashed and then left for the white mould to develop over it.

hunter valley cheese grape vine ashed brie© by Haalo


Having left this out of the fridge for a few hours and serving it close to its best before date, I've been well rewarded with this wonderful runny texture. There's a rich creamy flavour but the rind is surprising mild and very enjoyable to eat.

hunter valley cheese grape vine ashed brie© by Haalo


You could well be excused for treating it like a cheese fondue.

4 comments:

  1. Years ago, if someone told me I'd eat a cheese with 'gunk' on it, I'd give them that patented 'you're nuts' stare.
    These days, however, I find brie to be one of my absolute favorite cheeses to eat. Fresh bread, a moderate slice, and I'm like a clam.
    A not-going-to-be-eaten clam. You know, Happy!

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  2. I think we're all like that at one stage and then we realise that it's absolutely fantastic gunk!

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  3. oh my word. this is basically cheese porn.

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  4. Thanks Nix but isn't all porn cheesy ;)

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