Maleny Cheese – what a range!

with Lea Parkes

IF you love cheese, you really can’t go past the award-winning, locally produced range from Maleny Cheese.

Recently launching its fresh new packaging, these impressively moreish cheeses provide a real taste of our hinterland region. Maleny Cheese crafts a boutique range that is surprisingly comprehensive and packs a solid punch for a small locally owned factory.

With three different yet equally tasty types of cheese on offer, this range can satisfy any palate and provide the perfect option for your cheeseboard, picnic hamper, nibbles and wine night or, frankly, any event or gathering because, as all cheese lovers know, any occasion is the perfect excuse to enjoy good cheese.

The gourmet range includes delicious club cheddar, white mould and feta-style cheeses made with local cows’ milk and buffalo milk. Handmade with local ingredients using master European cheesemaking techniques, these products taste great and will seriously delight with their quality and lingering flavour.

The artisan Maleny club cheddar range consists of six varieties of premium quality three-year aged cheddars. All worked by hand using natural ingredients, these quality club cheddars have a soft, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture. All their cheddars are dip-sealed in food-grade wax that not only protects and preserves the cheese but, when sliced into discs, make an eye-catching addition to any cheese platter.

The Maleny feta cheese range consists of four varieties of feta-style cheese including the Bald Knob farmhouse, Swiss-style feta, plain feta and varieties with aromatic herbs and Mediterranean flavours. The feta-style range is characterised by a firm, crumbly texture with a salty bite.

Using hinterland milk and cream, the white mould cheese range of soft cheese comes in three varieties – camembert, creamy brie and triple cream brie, named to differentiate the cream content. Each soft cheese is aged for around five weeks before being hand wrapped and ready for the shelf.

Delicious at room temperature or served warm as baked brie straight out of the oven, you can enjoy this range at home or pop into the Maleny Cheese Café to sample delicious menu items from the extended range.

Maleny cheeses are available to purchase from independent local retailers, online or directly from the Maleny Cheese Factory.

More details
1 Clifford Street, Balmoral Ridge
Shop – open seven days, 10am–3pm
Café – Wed to Sunday, 10am – 3pm