Second off the rank for this month's box is King River Gold from Milawa Cheese Co in (guess what) Milawa Victoria.

Second off the rank for this month's box is King River Gold from Milawa Cheese Co in (guess what) Milawa Victoria.

A washed rind cheese, this has only a mild odour, and is quite an easy cheese to get into, unlike the more potent cousins Taleggio or Limburger.

Once past the faint 'old socks' armour, this is has a somewhat salted and slightly nutty flavour to its slightly runny interior. It is very rich - like a double brie in mouth-feel, but despite the saltiness the flavour is much more delicate than that of a brie.

The tasting notes recommend serving with a Shiraz, muscatels, and salami.

The two extremes of flavour in the muscatels and the salami each do wonders for this cheese. The sweetness of the dried grapes balance the saltiness and the richness of the paste, combining to form quite a magnificent symphony of flavour. By contrast, the salty meat of the salami works to highlight the flavour of the cheese, with the umami of the salami drawing forth the otherwise delicate flavour of the cheese.

Combining all three was an experience!

Cheeses from Milawa Cheese are available across Australia, but you may have to search a bit. In WA they are distributed by European Foods, so the Re store would be a reasonable bet.





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