Next was the Fougerus brie from Rouzaire, a beautiful French brie with a fern leaf laid on top.
This was followed by "L'Affiné au Champagne Rosé", a stunning white cheese washed in pink champagne. This was a real crowd pleaser and we'll make sure to have this in stock.
Next up we had an Australian cheese, Vigneron by Woodside. "The winemakers choice" is a wine-washed goat milk cheese comes wrapped in a vine leaf, so it was like opening a present on Christmas morning. And we weren't disappointed, with this cheese easily demonstrating why it is winning awards.
Finishing the 'first course' we sampled Le Duc Vacherin. This washed-rind cheese from the Franche-Comte region in France was served hot, straight from the oven - a fondue in a box!
Next, we passed around the girolle and took a scrape of Tête de Moine, which gets it's name as the cheese looks like the top of a monk's head.
After that we tasted the amazing Beaufort d'Alpage, a mountain cheese produced by cows grazing the high Alpine pastures.
We all took turns to guess the weight of the cloth-bound Quickes farmhouse cheddar before Tricia set to it with the biggest knife. We were able to compare it to Cantal, which is reputed to be the forerunner to Cheddar.
Rounding out the evening we sampled two blue cheeses - the award-winning Venus Blue from Gippsland producer Prom Country Cheeses, followed by the Italian favourite Gorgonzola.
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