Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cheese: Tarago River Cheese

So far in this series I have only mentioned two blue cheese, both made with cows milk. Today I change that and present a Goat Blue - it's from Gippsland (which is here in Victoria) and the Tarago River Cheese Company well known for producing sublime blue cheese such as Paalo's favourite, Shadows of Blue.


Cheese Maker: Tarago River Cheese
Cheese Name: Strzelecki Goat's Blue
Location: 2236 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South, Victoria

The cheese is made in 2kg rounds and this is just of piece from that. As you can see it has quite a rustic look to the rind.


Maturation takes 8 weeks and as it ages the texture changes from being slightly chalky to a soft and creamy consistency.


The veining is distinct but well spaced - the colouring varies from a light to dark green.


On face value you might take it for a fearsomely flavoured blue but you'd be in for a surprise. It's not highly scented, the goat milk adds a sweetness to the cheese and the blue just brings in another flavour. It's quite sticky and creamy in the mouth, with a pleasant lingering flavour.

Besides enjoying it as it, this cheese is well suited to be added to salads.


  1. I am just learning to like blue cheeses. I am sure I have never heard of blue cheese made from goats milk before. I am really enjoying all these cheeses Haalo.

  2. Ever since I lived in Italy, I love blue cheeses. This one looks very tempting. Thank you.

  3. This sounds like it was just made for me! I like Tarago River and I love blue and I love goats cheese. It's officially been added to the list!

  4. Thanks Sara - happy to hear you're enjoying the series.

    Thanks Merisi - it's easy to get to love cheese in Italy.

    Hi Truffle - I hope you can find some and do let me know what you think of it. I found this one at Prahran Market at Pete 'n' Rosie's Deli


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