Brisbane Cheese Tastes

The line up for Cheese Tastes on this coming Sunday (June 14) is looking very inviting.

Royal on the Park in Alice Street, opposite the Botanic Gardens in the city, will be full for the day (10.30 am to 4.3o pm) with a very large range of Australian-made cheeses. Cheese producers will offer free tastings of award winning cheeses, plus a wide range of their produce will be available for sale.

The master classes sound particularly interesting, plus there will be gourmet food, beverages, condiments and biscuits for sale. The day includes free education sessions on Fresh, White Mould, Washed Rind, Semi-Hard, Hard and Blue cheeses. Do book early for these.

Cheese producers providing tastings and sales at Cheese Tastes include Fromart (Eudlo, Qld),
Kingaroy Cheese (Qld), Maleny Cheese (Qld), Meredith Dairy (WA), Yarra Valley Dairy (Victoria), King Island Dairy (TAS), Tasmanian Heritage (TAS), Heidi Farm (TAS), Olympus Cheese (Qld), Udder Delights (Adelaide Hills, SA), Ashgrove Cheese (TAS), Tarago River Cheese (Vic), and Gallo Farms (Nth Qld). Do try the Gallo Farms Cheese! I've visited their Atherton Tableland operation and tasted some of their great cheeses there.

Other stalls include Food by Farrell, Kurrajong Biscuits Sydney Biscuit Co, Maggie Beer, Oaty Joes (Qld), and Icemeister (Qld ice cream).

Master Classes
Session 1 – “Cheese on Toast” with Shannon Kellam - Matured Cheddar Welsh rarebit en croute w sand crab crab bisque. Open sandwich of Brie, Peking duck & crisp Asian salad, Chinese master stock.

Session Two – “Bunny in the Burrow” with Adam Herbert Wild Slow Cooked Rabbit, Goat’s Cheese & Caerphilly, Filo Pastry, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Mustard Fruit Salsa, Sorrel, English Mustard Sauce.

Session Three - “Blue Cheese & Chocolate” & “Liquid Nitrogen Goat’s Brie” with Gary Farrell Pre dessert Mexican Chocolate Mousse scented with Bangalow Blue, Blue Oil, Crumbled Blue, Hazelnut Brittany Biscuit, Chilli Chocolate Pebbles, Chocolate Tempura of Celery Leaves Dessert Warm Chocolate Fondant studded with Chocolate Bomb Liquid Nitrogen Cooked Goat’s Brie and Vanilla Custard Warm Chocolate Jelly, Goat’s Brie French Toast, Chocolate Bubble

There's $5 off if you pre-book your tickets through