As a third generation French cheesemaker, ‘terroir’ is important to Matthieu and so choosing organic milk to allow the best expression of that ‘terroir’ is a crucial step in his cheese making process. Matthieu personally selects the finest organic milk from family owned dairies found in the South West of Victoria – a celebrated dairy region of Australia.This milk is handled with the utmost care at every step of the cheese making process. Everything is done by hand at L’Artisan Cheese – Organic, which means every batch, and every cheese receives very special attention.
Le Rouge, it is a semi soft cow’s milk cheese washed in an annatto mixture to impart a bright orangey-red colour to its thin and sticky rind. This beautifully coloured rind contains a dense paste that slowly breaks down to a rich, unctuous texture as it ages. With a savoury, meaty flavour this cheese is perfect for those who like their cheeses to have both a strong aroma and an equally strong flavour.
Country of origin: Australia
Region, town: Victoria
Source of milk: Cow's Milk
Texture: Runny and Oozey
Flavour: Strong and Pungent when mature.m
*All our cheeses are cut by hand so the weight may vary slightly :)