Guest Blog by Emma Kate Co.
A day after first meeting the Adelady girls, they had me on the job. My mission? Review the best cheese boards that Adelaide has to offer. Recruit a friend, if possible (and let’s be honest, that was never going to be a problem… cheese fancier friends are a prerequisite in my world).
Over the course of the next few weeks, I was presented with a delightful display of Queso (Spanish), Fromage (French), Formaggio (Italian) and cheese (Australian). I became accustomed to some new adjectives and dairy descriptors – penicillium candidum rind. Salty and strong. Washed. Blue. Chalky interiors and ‘hay’ aromas (yes, really!) Cheese coma. Mouth melty (okay, so maybe I made that one up).
I’ve sampled Taleggio Luigi Guffanti Dop from Italy, and Queso Mezcla Curado, from La Mancha, Spain. Hola! And Ossau Iraty, a french variety I was already quite familiar with thanks to Waitrose in London (and the french ex-boyfriend). Basically, it was all delicous. And in case you were wondering – the ex boyfriend? Not so much.
So here’s a curation of Adelaide’s best on offer. The long of the short of it? Go to all of them.
:: 11-13 Leigh St, Adelaide
2. Alpha Box & Dice
:: Lot 8 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale
3. Flying Trunk
:: 70 King William Rd, Goodwood
4. Base Bar @ The Bath Hotel
:: 234 The Parade, Norwood
5. Mother Vine
:: 22 – 26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
6. Bird in Hand
:: Bird In Hand Rd & Pfeiffer Road, Woodside
:: 9 Anster St, Adelaide
8. The Lane
:: 5 Ravenswood Lane, Balhannah
Who made your list? Are we missing any?
:: Photos by Emma Kate Co. ::