Milawa Cheese wins gold at Australian Food Awards
GOLD by name and gold by notoriety, Milawa Cheese Company’s ‘King River Gold’ recently won Gold in the 2016 Australian Food Awards ‘Washed Rind’ category.
The cheese, one of the first of its kind produced in Australia by Milawa Cheese Company, has become an iconic product in Australia’s artisan cheese industry.
Milawa Cheese Company’s Ceridwen Brown describes it as having the ‘smelly socks’ aroma that many European cheeses are celebrated for.
Don’t let the pungent aroma scare you away though, the King River Gold is a multiple award winner for good reason.
The taste of this cow’s milk cheese is nutty, slightly smoky and delicious.
The awards didn’t stop there for the local innovators, Steve Russell (head cheesemaker) and his team also took out a silver for their Milawa Brie.
David and Annie Brown bought the old Milawa Dairy Factory on Factory Road, Milawa and set about producing handmade artisan cheese and they are making it the same way today.
These award winning cheeses are available for purchase and tastings at the Milawa Cheese Cellar door and restaurant, seven days a week between 10am and 5pm.
The Milawa Cheese Factory is open from 9am for breakfast, 11:30 for lunch and all day for cheese tastings and sales.
It is located at 17 Factory Road, Milawa and more information is available on (03) 57273589 or on their website at www.milawacheese.com.au.
CHEESE TEAM: (from left) Jack Condron, Connor Bowes and Steve Russell from Milawa Cheese Company.