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Instagram post 17908016545828744 #rindporn - the rind of our #MontPriscilla as it quietly ages in our cave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This cheese Is inspired by the awesome French Morbier and named after a location close to our family farm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It has an orange-brown rind that covers a soft, yellow-ivory paste. The cheese is buttery, sweet and smooth, with hints of fresh hay. The taste of summer in the #AdelaideHills. 👌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rindporn - the rind of our #MontPriscilla as it quietly ages in our cave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It has an orange-brown rind that covers a soft, yellow-ivory paste. The cheese is buttery, sweet and smooth, with hints of fresh hay. The taste of summer in the #AdelaideHills. 👌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17900585633008726 #Sunrise over the dairy. 🌅
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#Sunrise over the dairy. 🌅
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#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Instagram post 17935475488553948 After a little break, We are back sending these little babies down to @smellycheeseshop 👍

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Look who’s back 😍 Tasting better than ever with a tweaked recipe by its creator @kym_masters from @s28cheeses. Come quick for a little tasting! 
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@smellycheeseshop @adelcentralmarket #fleurdesmontagnes #adelaidehills #woodside #washedrind #herbs #complex #delicious ❤️

After a little break, We are back sending these little babies down to @smellycheeseshop 👍

#repost

Look who’s back 😍 Tasting better than ever with a tweaked recipe by its creator @kym_masters from @s28cheeses. Come quick for a little tasting!
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@smellycheeseshop @adelcentralmarket #fleurdesmontagnes #adelaidehills #woodside #washedrind #herbs #complex #delicious ❤️
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Instagram post 17906122996925482 Did you know our #ilLupo is a raclette?

The cheese is made in a traditional raclette-style before being bathed in the fabulous LOBO cider, made just down the road by our good friends.

It has a sticky rind with a yeasty aroma that hints of cider, balanced by a silky smooth pâté tasting of fresh nuts with a meaty, savoury finish.

Melt it over new potatoes and cured meats, then to with cornichons.

Did you know our #ilLupo is a raclette?

The cheese is made in a traditional raclette-style before being bathed in the fabulous LOBO cider, made just down the road by our good friends.

It has a sticky rind with a yeasty aroma that hints of cider, balanced by a silky smooth pâté tasting of fresh nuts with a meaty, savoury finish.

Melt it over new potatoes and cured meats, then to with cornichons.
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Instagram post 18013527547311238 #MonteDiavolo - a, seasonal semi-hard cheese handmade after the native pepper berry harvest each year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Adding native pepper to this cheese gives it a uniquely Australian flavour. Sweet at first, with a peppery, smokey, herbal aftertaste. 
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#MonteDiavolo - a, seasonal semi-hard cheese handmade after the native pepper berry harvest each year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Adding native pepper to this cheese gives it a uniquely Australian flavour. Sweet at first, with a peppery, smokey, herbal aftertaste.
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Instagram post 17873965262451498 Getting all sciencey...

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Instagram post 17919240673732880 Our inspiration and benchmark. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The #rawmilk original melted on sourdough toast with lardons of local bacon is also a culinary highlight 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The #rawmilk original melted on sourdough toast with lardons of local bacon is also a culinary highlight 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17997796168317703 The wrapping geniuses continue to work their magic 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17885189084273397 It is a spectacular part of the world that we live in!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17906893192794713 Good morning beautiful people!!
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Good morning beautiful people!!



#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Instagram post 17968422976397519 After a short hiatus and rebrand we are pleased to relaunch our raw milk #LaSaracca. In the manner of all rockstars, the cheese formerly known as #FontinaVecchio is back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#LaSaracca is made in the classic style of the alpine cheeses of Northern Italy and based on the Fontina Vecchio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Valle d’Aosta, Fontina is a core part of the regional cuisine and our #LaSaracca is a tribute to this region and a cheese that reflects fond memories of that part of the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Section28 uses a traditional recipe that has been adapted to Australian conditions, along with a mixture of heritage Italian cultures. The cheese is made from raw milk and then washed weekly for a minimum of five months in Section28’s cave.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#LaSaracca has an aromatic, slightly pungent, reddish yellow rind and a smooth, supple straw- yellow paste dotted with small round holes. It has a rich buttery flavour with a delicate nuttiness that is balanced by subtle hints of green grass, earthy cellars and sweet summer fruits.

After a short hiatus and rebrand we are pleased to relaunch our raw milk #LaSaracca. In the manner of all rockstars, the cheese formerly known as #FontinaVecchio is back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#LaSaracca is made in the classic style of the alpine cheeses of Northern Italy and based on the Fontina Vecchio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Valle d’Aosta, Fontina is a core part of the regional cuisine and our #LaSaracca is a tribute to this region and a cheese that reflects fond memories of that part of the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Section28 uses a traditional recipe that has been adapted to Australian conditions, along with a mixture of heritage Italian cultures. The cheese is made from raw milk and then washed weekly for a minimum of five months in Section28’s cave.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#LaSaracca has an aromatic, slightly pungent, reddish yellow rind and a smooth, supple straw- yellow paste dotted with small round holes. It has a rich buttery flavour with a delicate nuttiness that is balanced by subtle hints of green grass, earthy cellars and sweet summer fruits.
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Instagram post 17906982040873067 Rediscovered this photo today which captures the essence of #Section28Cheeses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17886789116110970 Saturday night = cheese tasting!! #diaa

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Saturday night = cheese tasting!! #diaa

@barossacheese @onthetableevents @diaamemberservices @_dairysa



#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Instagram post 17912529823718762 The Section28 #Monforte is our flagship cheese. It is handcrafted in very limited quantities from the best milk produced by the dairy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It is a raw milk, semi-hard cheese that is named  after the village that the family lived in and is  made using the traditional methods of the Alpine regions of France.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Monforte has a complex, but not overpowering flavour that highlights the quality of the raw milk. It is initially sweet and milky with hints of underlying pomme fruit (pear and green apple).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Trialing a more traditional approach to the #Raclette cut...

#behindthwscenes
#bts
#hopethisworks
#cheesemakerslife




#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Cheese (ours) and bread (from the amazing @sheoakbaker) being served tonight @marketandmeander 🥖🧀

#eatlocal #amazingfood



#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Instagram post 17852887874550499 Cheese course - our Fleur de Lobo with quince chips and native purslane. 

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Cheese course - our Fleur de Lobo with quince chips and native purslane.

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#Section28Cheeses #adelaidehills #rawmilkcheese #alpine #artisancheese #terroir #cheese #handcrafted #seasonal #artisan #handmade #rawmilk #adelhills #raw #ichoosesa #southaustralia 🧀🍷
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Assistant Cheesemaker/Cheesemaker - Permanent   An exciting opportunity exists for an Assistant Cheesemaker/Cheesemaker to join the multiple award-winning Section28 Artisan Cheeses located in Woodside, South Australia. Section28 Artisan ...

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We are Hiring – Assistant Cheesemaker / Cheesemaker

We are Hiring – Assistant Cheesemaker / Cheesemaker

Assistant Cheesemaker/Cheesemaker – Permanent  

An exciting opportunity exists for an Assistant Cheesemaker/Cheesemaker to join the multiple award-winning Section28 Artisan Cheeses located in Woodside, South Australia.

Section28 Artisan Cheeses is dedicated to achieving absolute excellence in the production of our cheeses and our passion is hand-making uniquely Australian cheeses using classic European methods. We are inspired by the relentless search for perfection and this commitment, together with the very best milk from the Adelaide Hills, produces our award-winning cheeses.

The role involves a variety of duties in the cheesemaking and affinage areas and will include assisting with:

  • the preparation, setup, operation and pack down of the factory
  • the production and affinage of cheese
  • the packing and shipping of finished cheeses to customers

Applicants with the following skills are encouraged to apply:

  • passion for artisan cheese and artisan cheesemaking
  • professional and confident approach
  • ability to work under pressure with excellent time management skills
  • fastidiously clean and committed to GMP
  • outstanding attention to detail
  • commitment to the creation of the very best cheese possible every time
  • embracing change and commitment to continuous improvement
  • strong mechanical aptitude.

We are looking for a motivated person who works well in a team, has a commitment to excellence and takes pride in their work. Formal training will be offered.

Candidates with formal qualifications in Food Production or Food Science will be preferred. An attractive salary commensurate with a candidate’s qualifications and experience will be offered.

Salary Range: $40,000 – $90,000 per annum

How to apply:

Please email your CV, covering letter and the contact details of three referees to carolyn.lee@section28.com.au.

Applications close on Thursday 12 November 2020.

s28 Position Description – Assistant Cheesemaker 202010

s28 Position Description – Cheesemaker 202010

 


Section28 Homestead   Currently, alongside “why Alpine cheeses” , this is the most commonly asked question of ...

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Why Section28?

Why Section28?
Section28 Homestead

 

Currently, alongside “why Alpine cheeses” , this is the most commonly asked question of our small enterprise. Whilst certainly a valid question, it is usually followed with a guess along the lines of: “is it a reference to some piece of legislation?”.

Nothing nearly so clever, I am afraid. Rather, the name Section28 is a nod to our original family farm.

A Section is a historical legacy in South Australia, left by the surveying structure used in founding the colony. Under the founding scheme, land was divided up and sold to pay for the passage of selected settlers. The simplest method for the systematic survey of new areas was found to be dividing the land into Counties, then Hundreds (usually 100 square miles) and then into sections.

Thus, Section 28 in the Hundred of Roberts is 1,800 acres in the middle of South Australia’s ‘wheat and sheep’ country. There are not many dairies in the area and, with less than 400mm of annual rainfall and an altitude in the tens of metres rather than the 1,000s of metres, it is a long way removed from the Alpine pastures of Eastern France.

However, while growing up, we ran a few house cows (all named, as was the fashion, after a garden flower – Daisy, Dandelion, Rose…) for milk, cream and butter. And it was on the farm where, in what seems like an eternity ago, the seeds for this adventure were sown.

 

What other questions do you have?


  “If we want to make meaning, we need to make art”  - Brené Brown. Eleven words that caused ...

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An Invitation to Make Art

An Invitation to Make Art

 

“If we want to make meaning, we need to make art”  – Brené Brown.

Eleven words that caused a pause in an otherwise busy day. The surprise was that this pause then formed the kernel of a thought that, in turn, developed into an idea, which has now grown into Section28 Farmstead Cheeses.

Making art in the form of Artisan Cheese is possibly not the result that you might expect from a moment of reflection, but this has been our inspiration to step out of our comfortable existence and try something new.

We are passionate about creating products of the highest possible quality. We are inspired by true Master Craftsmen – people that spend a lifetime perfecting their art, referencing time-honoured traditions but making their own improvements, and measuring their success in the joy on a customer’s face.

And so, we are setting out to emulate this tradition. Section28 Artisan Cheeses will produce hand-made Alpine Cheeses that capture the very essence of the Adelaide Hills. We are captivated by the mixture of science and technical skill, combined with pure artistry that has been the source of the world’s great cheeses. Our aim is to create unique Australian cheeses that reference their European heritage and cheesemaking traditions but have a style and flavour which is distinctly their own.

Over the past 18 months we have worked to put the foundations for this venture in place, and today we begin the process of building the business. Over the next few months we will build and equip the production facility, test our production processes, develop our signature cheeses, launch our brand and begin selling. It all seems quite simple when captured in a brief sentence, but marginally daunting if thought about for too long!

Wiser people than us have said that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to join us as we embark upon this journey to make art. We promise it will be exhilarating.


 

Our Cheeses

Our Cheeses

Monforte is our flagship cheese, handcrafted in very limited quantities from the best cow’s raw milk (unpasteurised) produced by the dairy.

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Monforte

Monforte

 

 

Monforte is our flagship cheese, handcrafted in very limited quantities from the best cow’s milk produced by the dairy. It is a raw milk (unpasteurised), semi-hard cheese with a complex, but not overpowering flavour. Our Monforte has an initially sweet, milky and fruity taste, that is balanced by emerging brothy and roasted nut flavours with a subtle earthy undertone.

Best Served With:
Plain crackers, dried fruit or fruit paste (eg. quince/plum)

Wine Match:
Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Gamay, Savagnin

 

Awards
2018 Grand Dairy Awards – Champion Cheese, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Trophy Winner, Champion South Australian Cheese
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Trophy Winner, Champion Cheese from Small Producer
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Top Gold Medal, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category
2017 Grand Dairy Awards – National Finalist, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category
2016 delicious.Produce Awards – National Winner, ‘From the Diary’ Category
2016 SA Dairy Awards – Trophy Winner, Champion Cheese from Small Producer
2016 SA Dairy Awards – Top Gold Medal, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category


Named after a location close to the family farm, this semi-soft cheese is distinguishable by the line of ash running through its centre.

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Mont Priscilla

Mont Priscilla

 

 

Our Mont Priscilla is named after a location close to the family farm, this semi-soft cheese is distinguishable by the line of ash running through its centre. It is handcrafted using pasteurised cows milk and has a soft, yellow-ivory pâte that is buttery, sweet and smooth, with hints of fresh hay. The orange-brown rind has been washed weekly to produce a full aroma and a silky, subtle taste and it is matured in our caves for approximately 120 days.

 

Best Served With:
Plain crackers, dried fruit and dark chocolate

Wine Match:
Savagnin, Beaujolais

 

Awards
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Silver Medal, Washed Rind Cheese Category
2016 SA Dairy Awards – Silver Medal, Washed Rind Cheese Category


‘The Wolf’, in Italian, is our traditional raclette-style tribute to the orchardists of the Adelaide Hills.

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il Lupo

il Lupo

 

 

The Wolf’, in Italian, is our tribute to the orchardists of the Adelaide Hills. Il Lupo is made in a traditional raclette-style before being bathed in the fabulous LOBO cider, made just down the road by our good friends, and then aged in our caves for a minimum of three months. It handcrafted using pasteurised cows milk and has a sticky rind with a yeasty aroma that hints of cider, balanced by a silky smooth pâté tasting of fresh nuts with a meaty, savoury finish.

Best Served with:
New potatoes, cured meats and cornichons

Cider/Wine Match:
Lobo ‘Norman’ Cider, Pinot Gris, Cote de Rhone

 

Awards
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Silver Medal, Washed Rind Cheese Category
2016 SA Dairy Awards – Silver Medal, Washed Rind Cheese Category

 

 


Our Fontina is made in the classic style of the unique alpine cheese of Northern Italy’s Valle d’Aosta

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Section28 Fontina

Section28 Fontina

 

 

Our Fontina is made in the classic style of the unique alpine cheese of Northern Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. Our cheese is made from raw milk and then washed weekly for a minimum of four months in our cave. It has an aromatic, slightly pungent, reddish yellow rind and a smooth, supple straw-yellow paste dotted with small round holes. The Fontina has a rich buttery flavour with a delicate nuttiness that is balanced by subtle hints of green grass, earthy cellars and sweet summer fruits.

Best Served:
In a Risotto Bianco, melted on a Croque Monsier or on a platter with nuts and fresh fruit

Wine Match:
Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Nebbiolo, Barbera


Our Mont Rouge is a semi-soft cheese with a lightly washed rind that highlights the simple goodness of our milk.

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Mont Rouge

Mont Rouge

Our Mont Rouge is a semi-soft cheese with a lightly washed rind that highlights the simple goodness of our milk, collected fresh from the dairy. It is handcrafted with pasteurised cows milk and non-animal rennet and has a savoury flavour, with a slightly sweet finish that is mild and suits all occasions. The Mont Rouge is washed twice a week in our caves for approximately 30 days until its pâté is ivory-coloured, soft and supple, with a smooth, velvety texture and a clean finish.

Best Served with:
Fresh crusty bread and dried fruit

Beer/Wine Match:
Farmhouse Ale, Saison or Lambic, Gewurztraminer, Barbera

 

Awards
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Gold Medal, Washed Rind Cheese Category

 


Monte Diavolo has a supple texture studded with crushed native pepper berries, which add a distinctive savoury flavour that is uniquely Australian.

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Monte Diavolo

Monte Diavolo

 

 

Our Monte Diavolo is formed in a flattened sphere and the rind is lightly washed for 90 days. The pâté is ivory-coloured, with a supple texture that is studded with crushed native pepper berries. The native pepper adds a distinctive savoury flavour to the cheese that is uniquely Australian. It is sweet at first, with an aftertaste that is peppery, smoky and herbal. To ensure maximum quality, our Monte Diavolo is only made immediately after the native pepper berry harvest and is available from April to October each year.

Best Served With:
Plain crackers, the best artisan salumi and fresh fruit (eg. Pear/green apple)

Wine Match:
Barbera, Dolcetto, Pinot Grigio

 

Awards
2018 Grand Dairy Awards – Champion Cheese, Flavoured Cheese Category
2017 SA Dairy Awards – Gold Medal, Washed Cheese Category


La Primavera pays homage to the moment that spring emerges in the Adelaide Hills

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La Primavera

La Primavera

 

 

Our La Primavera pays homage to the moment that spring emerges in the Adelaide Hills. We take the first raw (unpasteurised) milk of the season and use classic alpine techniques to create a uniquely Australian cheese. The floral aromas of the dried meadow flowers pressed into the cheese surface, beautifully balance the slightly pungent, reddish rind underneath. The smooth, supple paste has a rich buttery flavour enhanced by a delicate nuttiness and subtle hints of grass.

Best Served With:
Plain crackers and dried fruit

Wine Match:
Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto

 


A classic semi-hard alpine cheese that is washed in the Chardonnay lees of the brilliant BK Wines’ Pétillant-naturel. 

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Section28 Sunrise

Section28 Sunrise

 

 

Our Sunrise is a classic semi-hard alpine cheese that is washed in the Chardonnay lees of the brilliant BK Wines’ Pétillant-naturel. This washing gives the Sunrise a golden rind with a fresh and fruity taste, which compliments the smooth, creamy pâté and grassy, nutty flavour of the underlying cheese.

To ensure the fullness of flavour, our Sunrise is only made immediately after vintage each year and is aged for a minimum of 11 months. It is available from March to June each year.

Best Served With:
Plain crackers and fresh summer fruits

Wine Match:
BK Wines’ Pet Nat

 

 


 

About

About

“I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards,
or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs than anybody else,
you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.”

An extract from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s journal, 1855

Section28 Artisan Cheeses is a small business dedicated to achieving absolute excellence in our raw materials,
in our production and in all of our cheese. Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, we aim to become known as a leading Australian artisan
producer of hard and semi-hard Alpine cheeses that quintessentially capture the essence of our local environment.

Our passion is hand-making uniquely Australian cheeses using the classic traditions of European cheesemakers and
the very best milk from the Adelaide Hills. We are inspired by the relentless search for perfection of the Master Cheesemaker,
the artistry required to hand-craft a great product and the history that is embedded in each cheese that is made.

We are excited to be on this adventure and welcome you to join us.

 

Buy

Where to Buy

South Australia
Co-op Fresh Foodland   1 Murray St, Nuriootpa   barossa.coop
Dolores Devine   138 Mortlock Terrace, Port Lincoln
Frewville Foodland   177 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville   adelaidesfinest.com.au
Mt Barker Foodland   2 Victoria Cres, Mount Barker   mtbarkerfoodland.com.au
SayCheese Shop   Shop46 Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide   smellycheese.com.au
Smelly Cheese Shop   Shop44 Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide   smellycheese.com.au
Woodside Providore   69 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside
New South Wales
Penny's Cheeseshop   4 Roslyn St, Potts Point, pennyscheeseshop.com.au
Tenth Muse   128 Percival Rd, Stanmore, tenthmuse.com.au
The Deli Erskinville   10 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
Queensland
Le Fromage Yard   611 Wynnum Rd, Morningside, lefromageyard.com.au
New Farm Deli & Cafe   900 Brunswick St, New Farm, newfarmdeli.com.au
Noosa Deli   21 Sunshine Beach, Noosa, noosadeli.com.au
The Cheeseboard   31 Wolverhampton St, Stafford, thecheeseboard.com.au
The Pantry On Grey   257 Grey St, South Brisbane, thepantryongrey.com.au
The Standard Market Co.   Ferry Road Markets, Southport, tsmc.com.au
The Standard Market Co.   Gasworks, Newstead, tsmc.com.au
The Standard Market Co.   James Street Markets, Fortitude Valley, tsmc.com.au
Victoria
Boccaccio Cellars   1030 Burke Rd, Balwyn   boccaccio.com.au
Haper & Blohm   80 Primrose St, Essendon   harperandblohm.com
Scicluna's Real Food   4 Como Parade W, Mentone   sciclunas.com.au

 

If we have have missed you, please send us a message and we will include you on our list.

 

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