~ The blue for non-blue lovers ~
You know how the saying goes, if you don’t like something you just have not tried it enough times or you have tried a bad version of it. For those of you who may not get excited over blue, you probably haven’t tried a great one yet! A great one like this one! You see, Bay of Martyr carries a reputation with pride, converting many non-blue cheese lovers out there to fall in love with blue! So even if you may not be a fan of blue, or know someone who isn’t, give this one a go. Bay of Martyr, the blue for non-blue lovers!
PRODUCER: Apostle Whey Cheese
ORIGIN: Cooriemungle, VIC, Australia
4 months | MILK TYPE: | STRENGTH: 6
• Dried Cherry Sauce
• Poached Rhubarb
You know this one is something special as soon as you lay your eyes on it. The network of beautiful blue veins is just mesmerising, it almost resembles a well thought out pattern of marble. Once you’ve finished admiring its exterior it shows evidence of being carefully matured for four months - to perfection we would like to say! The texture is slightly crumbly at first, but will soon melt on top of your tounge. Then it will deliver a flavour explosion like no other with tangy and crisp notes!
After one bite we’re sure you’ll fall in love, and trust you to not let a single crumb get left behind.
CHEESE WAX FACT OF THE DAY...
Cheese Wax is a specialty wax used for preserving cheese. Unlike 100% paraffin-based wax it remains soft and pliable even when set and can easily be peeled away from the cheese without the wax cracking or crumbling in brittle pieces.
It is coloured with food-grade colouring and commonly comes in red, yellow, blue and black. Waxing cheese preserves it while it is aging and also helps to retain the moisture in the cheese. Once cheese is waxed, the only worry the cheesemaker has is to continue turning the cheese regularly, keeping it in the right conditions and eating it when it is ready. That’s your cue to eat away!