Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cheese: Shaw River

Shaw River is Australia's only Water Buffalo Dairy and it's located in western Victoria, near the town of Yambuk. The herd is made up from both Italian Riverine Buffalo and Bulgarian Murrah Buffalo.

They are probably more well known for their mozzarella and yoghurt but this cheese is a bit on the unusual side.

shaw river

Cheese Maker - Shaw River Buffalo Cheese
Cheese Type - Lady Julia Cheddered Buffalo Cheese
Location - Princes Highway , Yambuk


This cheese is a bit hard to come by as it takes about 2 years to make - it's a cheddar made with buffalo milk. It carries the characteristic of buffalo milk in it's whiter colouring.


Though it feels quite dense, it cuts very smoothly without crumbling. It's taste is quite pronounced and packs a punch like a great aged cheddar should. The sweetness of the milk comes through along with that lovely nuttiness. It may look meek and mild but this is for those that love their cheddar to bite back.


  1. Gosh - I would love to try a bit of this!

  2. Hi Emma - Not sure if Shaw River is available in NZ, if it is I hope you get to try it!

  3. where can i purchase shaw river in south australia

  4. Sorry, I can't help you - you should contact Shaw River directly.

  5. My brother`s step-children own and run Shaw River Cheese Co.
    Can`t tell you of availability in NZ of Sth. Aust. but their products are distributed through CALENDAR CHEESE Co. Melbourne. (03-86454666). Can only ring and ask!Hope this helps


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