Australia has a vibrant and innovative cheesemaking industry. However, the industry grew from humble beginnings. For instance, the dairy industry in Australia is less than 300 years old. People around the world know and love Australian cheeses.
The process of cheesemaking dates back more than 7000 years. For instance, it even predates all recorded history. With this in mind, it’s not entirely conclusive who made cheese first. Above all, you can find cheese on almost any dining table around the world.
Therefore, let’s have a peek into our own backyard to learn a little more about our local Australian cheesemaking.
Cheesemaking in Australia is a thriving industry. Firstly, high-quality Australian milk creates an ideal platform for high-quality cheeses. Secondly, the cheesemaking process itself has been refined and perfected to achieve outstanding results.
The dairy industry in Australia is fairly young. For instance, dairy cows first arrived in Australia in 1788 (two bulls and seven cows from England). However, they escaped into the nearby bushland not long after arrival! Most importantly, the nine animals survived and in six years they became a herd of 61, according to Dairy Australia.
The Australian cheese industry grows each year. Here are the Australian Grand Dairy Awards champions that were announced on February 6th this year.
Edward’s Crossing Vintage Cheddar Black Wax by Beston Pure Foods.
In conclusion, there are a lot of Australian cheeses to explore and try. Visit us at our Deli to get some of our delicious Australian cheeses and all your cheeseboard essentials.