Saturday, May 12, 2007

C 'est Fromage




Passionate cheese fans will delight in knowing that Australia Artisan Cheesemaking continues to boom. According to the Australian Cheesemakers Association, there are at least 100 different varieties of cheeses being produced and more on the rise. I had a challenge while visiting Melbourne......where would I satisfy this cheese urge of mine? Hence, the Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder, located in the Richmond Hill District. The cheese" maturing "room couples with their popular cafe, hosted by Stephanie Alexander.
Once inside this well managed cheese room, I was greeted by countless selections of local and imported cheeses coming from Spain, France, Italy, all tenderly displayed on open shelving and countertops. More than likely you will recognize a few of your favorites from the photos. If your travels steer you towards this wonderful city, Melbourne, this would be the perfect spot for lunch and to visit the cheese room, guaranteed to to have a powerful effect on your olfactory glands and taste buds! It will just be a matter of time until we have more cheese rooms opening in restaurants across the U.S. ........I can hardly wait!

7 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

You and me both. I so want to visit Melbourne and all that's close. Soon I will be in London and pay a second visit to Neal's Dairy Yard!!
Totally wonderful photos!

K & S said...

Wow! artisanal cheese in Australia! Sounds wonderful :)

Jann said...

oh, to be in London this time of year.....do tell all about it when you get back.... a dairy to visit, i can do that!! By the way, did you attend Swarthmore?

T.W. Barritt said...

Great photos! There is nothing more enticing than beautifully crafted and aged cheese!

Betty C. said...

This cheese looks excellent. Plus a glass of nice Australian wine -- what more could you ask for?

Pam said...

Sounds wonderful! This just went on our To Do in Melbourne List!

Truffle said...

I'm so glad you went there. I absolutely love this place! The smell that hits you the moment you walk in the cheese room is heavenly! I could easily spend a fortune there.