Cheese Selection - Father's Day 2017
Cost: $92 plus delivery (non-members) or $82 plus delivery (members)
Please place your orders by 5pm Monday 28th of August for delivery Wednesday 30th or Thursday 31st August.
The Smelly Cheese Shop cheese selections consist of carefully chosen cheeses and are issued around six times a year.
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Hello Cheese lovers,
If you are still searching for a cool idea to make your Dad or any father figure feels pretty special, look no further!
It turned out that we bumped into Steve Pannell a few weeks ago and got excited over some good opportunities to showcase both our cheeses and his wines.
One of Steve’s favourite cheeses is from Piemonte in Italy, so we presented him with one of Beppino Occelli’s signature cheeses - Folglie di Castagno. That’s all it took!
As a result, Barbera is the variety he chose to complement that very special cheese, and ‘boy’ do those two work well together?!
Three fabulous cheeses and an award winning wine from the McLaren Vale will be boxed and dispatched on Tuesday the 29th of August. They will just love it!
Beppino Occelli Foglie Di Castagno – Cow & Goat’s milk – Hard - Piemonte - Italy
Beppino Occelli comes from Valcasotto, a little village located in the mountains two hours from Bra in the Piemonte region. In 1976, he began restoring the community's buildings into cheese aging facilities, and today, the community is home to a world-class underground affinage facility, restored flour mill, retail shop and restaurant.
Foglie di Castagno (meaning Chestnut leaves) is a wonderful hard cheese made from goat or sheep and cow’s milk in quantities that vary according to the availability of the season. The cheese is left to age for about a year and a half, then the wheels are wrapped in chestnut leaves which imbue them with a strong and exceptional flavour and give then a delicacy and complexity of aroma.
SC Pannell Barbera - 2016
“My obsession with Piedmont continues with the much underrated and under-appreciated Barbera”
With that opening statement from Steve, we knew we were on the right track with our cheese from Piedmont – What grows together (usually) goes together!
We tried them together and we are pretty confident you will love it as much as we do! And as if it was not enough, Steve suggests that you listen to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce.
Cave Aged Cheddar 18 month – Cow’s milk – Hard – Somerset - England
Matured in Wookey Hole Caves – Somerset, this Cave Aged Cheddar benefits from a constant temperature of 11ºC all year round and natural high humidity, which is ideal for maturing the cheese to prime condition.
Picking up distinct earthy flavours from the cave, this cheese has a fabulous balanced complex flavour and firm but creamy texture.
This cheddar continues to develop further during its time being cared for in our maturing room, which imitates the caves in both temperature and humidity.
SC Pannell Barbera will be an excellent match for this cheese too!
Grand Terroir Camembert – Cow’s milk – White mould – Normandie - France
If you love creamy, earthy French white mould cheeses, you are probably familiar with Camembert.
Grand Terroir is produced by Fromagerie Gillot in the heart of Normandie. The rind has mild mushroom aromas that are well balanced with the saltiness and supple creamy texture of the interior. The flavour profile displays cauliflower and yeast notes, an indication of a real Camembert.
In our views, it is best eaten spread on a crusty baguette. Alternatively, you can bake the whole thing with garlic, thyme and a drizzle of white wine.
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc or cider would pair well with Camembert.
We wish all Fathers, Father figures, and Fathers to be
a wonderful day filled with cuddles, laughter, cheese and wine!
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