Grandvewe Cheese is Tasmania¡¯s only organic ¡®Sheep Milk Cheesery¡¯ and overlooks the D¡¯Entrecasteaux Channel, a mere three kilometres south of Woodbridge.
Family owned and run, Grandvewe Cheese is the result of a true sea change for director and head cheese maker Diane Rae and her family, who left the corporate world in Queensland for an award winning learning curve running a farm and tourist attraction in Tassie.
With names like ¡®Blue By Ewe¡¯ and ¡®Ewephoria¡¯, their cheese, yoghurt, gelato and wine has won medals and awards nationwide.
When the milk provided by one sheep is a mere one litre or equivalent to a slice of cheese, you know these ¡®girls¡¯ are very hardworking.
Guests can experience sheep milking demonstrations from September through to March and children are welcome to feed and pet the lambs during the summer months.
Ryan Hartshorn, director and marketing manager of Grandvewe Cheese, shared the impressive news that they will be providing butter exclusively for ¡®Quay Restaurant¡¯ in the coming months with the hope that their unique sheep milk ice cream may be taken on board by the renowned Sydney restaurant as well.
Diane has certainly created some of the most delectable cheeses I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. We were in for a treat.
Having worked with some of the best cheesemakers in the world, her passion is experimenting with new flavours and she hit the nail on the head when she created my favourite cheese on offer by the company.
The aptly named ¡®Fleur¡¯ is wrapped in Lavender and the subtle flavour of the flower permeates throughout the mild cheese to offer just a hint of fragrance for the tastebuds. A foreign concept I know, but really the only way to describe the unique and irresistible flavour.
With the breathtaking view (and a food offering to match), I could have rugged up in the snuggly blankets provided in ¡®The Cafe¡¯ with a glass of ¡®Vanilla Whey Liquor¡¯ and nibbled on their fresh, seasonal dishes all afternoon.
Alas...there was more to experience in Hobart, but I made sure to find out how to order their produce before leaving!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A