Woombye Camembert New World Award Winner
- Producer - Woombye Cheese Co
- Origin - Australia
- Milk Type - Cow
- Ageing - 2 months
Less than four years ago, a husband and wife team repatriated
back to Australia, deciding to make cheese on the Sunshine
Coast. Karen & Graham Paynter were clear in their vision, to
create outstanding cheese from the cream rich milks of Maleny.
Having learned from many mistakes and wins as well as helpful
cheesemakers, they were quickly on to the path of a turning
their vision into a commercial reality. Set on a property with no
signage, the drive up the rough dirt track to an unassuming
structure, it’s amazing to realise such great things are produced
The quality gives an impression of five star as if walking
into Raffles in Singapore. Instead, there is no assuming with
Woombye. Sadly in 2015, Graham suddenly passed away
leaving Karen to continue their vision. Their success was
awarded the highly coveted Queensland State Winner for the
Delicious Produce Awards in 2016 for this very cheese.
This single cream camembert is how camembert should taste.
The quality of the milk used is evident with your first taste
meanwhile the creaminess and firmness don’t need it to be
eaten with anything other than your fingers. This cheese is an
all-rounder that everyone will love.
Woombye fact of the day
The small town of Woombye has never been knows as a place
of cheese, dairy or anything of the sort. The best way to
describe its location – The Big Pineapple. “Oh yes, I know
where Woombye is”. The region was driven by tropical fruit
such as mangoes, avocados and lychees inbetween sundaes at
The Big Pineapple. In fact, Woombye is also where our
Cheesemonger, Sam, grew up on an avocado and mango farm.
However, Woombye is not famous for this.
• Pinot Gris
• Pinot Noir
• Summer Ale
• Try it baked
• Quince Paste
• Drizzled Honey