Curated Range of Australian Cheese

When we established RIPE, based on the philosophy of selecting Australia's best cheese, we had no idea how challenging that would be...there are so many amazing artisan cheesemakers in this country we were just spoiled for choice. So this is just the beginning of our ongoing journey to continue to find and present to you the best of Australia.

No. of Australian cheesemakers we have supported since 29 Nov 2019

26

Available 

  • Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

  • Annie Baxter

    Shaw River

    VIC

    Multi award winning pecorino/romano style cheese. Popular as a table cheese for use in cooking in place of parmesan. Annie is a handcrafted cooked curd cheese, aged for over 12mths.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    2017 Gold @ International Cheese Awards

  • Ash Triple Cream

    Woombye Cheese

    QLD

    Created using the Triple Cream Brie, the Ash Brie is carefully rolled in ash – resulting a striking black and white appearance in addition to the rich and creamy centre.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    White Mould

    2020 Champion White Mould Cheese @ Australian Grand Dairy Awards

  • Bay of Fires Clothbound Cheddar

    Bay of Fires

    TAS

    The Cheddar is made using traditional methods the family has used for generations. It is not released before 12 months of age, with some needing 14 months. Whilst maturing on pine boards, it is hand turned and rubbed about every 3 weeks, this gives the cheese its distinctive flavour.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    2018 Gold Medal @ Royal Hobart Fine Foods

  • Bellbird Blue

    PowerHouse Cheese

    VIC

    Crumbly, complex, vibrant and strong blue that is best enjoyed with a robust spicy red.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    N/A

  • Blackall Gold

    Woombye Cheese

    QLD

    Surprisingly mild when young but develops a more robust flavour as it ripens. A unique and delicious cheese.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Washed Rind

    2019 Silver @ Dairy Industry Association of Australia

  • Blackburn Blue

    PowerHouse Cheese

    VIC

    Semi-soft blue with added cream that reduces the sharpness of the Roquefort mould. The mild, salty and creamy flavours pairs with white.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    N/A

  • Bolte's Bonanza

    Apostle Whey

    VIC

    Moist with beautiful creamy texture and salt crystals through the pate. Earthy and rich in umami flavour.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    Silver Medal @ World Cheese Awards Nantwich 2019

  • Brigid's Well

    Holy Goat

    VIC

    Ash covered ring with a wrinkly rind, creamy texture and amazing depth of flavour. It intensifies further as it ages.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Soft Goat

    2020 Silver Medal @ Sydney Royal Show

  • Buffalo Brie

    Berrys Creek

    VIC

    Luscious, fatty and creamy with a slight tang from the buffalo milk.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    White Mould

    N/A

  • Camembert

    Woombye Cheese

    QLD

    Soft and smooth, our Camembert presents a beautifully white bloom on the outside and a creamy, mild and silky center.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    White Mould

    2018 Gold @ Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS)

  • Cloth-aged Cheddar

    Maffra Cheese

    VIC

    Sweet upfront notes with complex after tones, and is matured to an optimal age of between 15 months to two years sleeping peacefully in the temperature-controlled maturing rooms on the farm. The cheese is ripened under cloth to allow for a thin rind to form.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    2015 Best Australian Cheese, @ International Cheese Awards, Nantwich UK

  • Extravagant

    L'Artisan Cheese

    VIC

    Decadent organic triple cream cheese with a fluffy white mould and creamy paste in the style of the French Brillat-Savarin.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    White Mould

    N/A

  • Fermier

    L'Artisan Cheese

    VIC

    Organic French-style morbier with ash in the centre. Buttery, well-rounded flavour with a slight nutty finish,

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Semi-hard

    N/A

  • Goat Cheddar

    Pyengana Dairy

    TAS

    Balance of goaty, sharp and full-flavoured cheddar that's been handcrafted and matured in cloth for 18months+.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    N/A

  • Kongwak Reserve

    Prom Country

    VIC

    Aged over 12 months, sweet cheese with the distinctive flavour of sheep milk, gently spiced with locally grown native mountain pepperberries.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Semi-hard

    N/A

  • La Dame (4 Year Aged)

    Barossa Cheese

    S.A.

    A rare, semi-hard goat milk cheese matured to mellow and develop complex characters with a bready, yeasty nose, flaky texture and a savoury, nutty finish. Enjoy with an aged Riesling.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Alpine

    2019 Silver @ SA Dairy Awards, Royal Adelaide Show

  • La Luna

    Holy Goat

    VIC

    A slightly denser paste with a yeast based rind. Its flavour is a little goaty, tangy and peppery. Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Soft Goat

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  • Le Rouge

    L'Artisan Cheese

    VIC

    Organic cheese with orange rind and dense paste that breaks down to a rich and gooey texture. Perfect for those who prefer a strong aroma and flavour.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Washed Rind

    N/A

  • Monforte (Raw Milk)

    Section 28

    S.A.

    Raw milk (unpasteurised), semi-hard cheese with a complex, but not overpowering flavour. It has an initially sweet, milky and fruity taste, that is balanced by emerging brothy and roasted nut flavours with a subtle earthy undertone.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Semi-hard

    2018 Champion Cheese, Semi-hard/Eye Cheese Category @ Grand Dairy Awards

  • Mountain Goat

    Redhill Cheese

    VIC

    Moist and delicate goat blue with pronounced full floral flavours. Serve with fruit and nuts. Pair with a dessert wine or craft beer.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    N/A

  • Nectar

    Holy Goat

    VIC

    Washed with native brevi linens & Holy Goat flora that allows the cheese to develop its natural rind. Interior is smooth & dense with complex nutty flavours.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Washed Semi-hard

  • Oak Blue

    Berrys Creek

    VIC

    A recipe after a gorgonzola style, this cheese has a lingering, full mouth assault on the senses. Heavily veined and aged for 3 months.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    2020 Grand Cheese Champion @ Australian Grand Dairy Award

  • Organic Parmesan

    Symons Organic

    VIC

    Matured more than 12 months to allow its flavour to fully develop with a traditional 'grana' texture and a clean, sweet, lingering flavour.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    N/A

  • Raclette (Raw Milk)

    Section 28

    S. A.

    Aromatic with a smooth texture. Interior is dotted with small eyes & flavour is buttery, savoury and nutty. Aroma and flavour intensifies as it melts.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Alpine

    N/A

  • Riverine Blue

    Berrys Creek

    VIC

    Rich buffalo milk with blue mould delivering a soft creamy mouth feel with savoury flavours that finishes with a lingering lactic sweetness.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Blue

    Best AUS Cheese @ World Cheese Awards Nantwich 2019

  • Spilt Milk

    Kris Lloyd

    S.A.

    Created to support dairy farmers and other S.A. businesses. Peasant style cheese made with 100% S.A. goat milk and washed in vintage cider.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Washed Semi-hard

    N/A

  • Sunsmoke

    BoatShed Cheese

    VIC

    Young and lightly smoked cheddar is brined in Smoked Spanish paprika giving the cheese a rich, smooth and smokey flavour and a gorgeous mahogany rind.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    N/A

  • Traditional Cloth Matured Cheddar

    Pyengana Dairy

    TAS

    Traditional English-style clothbound cheddar with crumbly character. The flavour is deep and buttery with a well balanced tang to finish.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    Hard

    2018 Gold @ DIAA Australian Dairy Product Competition

  • Triple Cream Brie

    Coal River Farm

    TAS

    Robust, full flavour, full of cream with a snowy rind. As it matures mottling will be its thing and that is when it is truly at its creamiest best.

    Milk Source

    Accolade(s)

    Type

    White Mould

    N/A

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