cheese lovers unite.
I’ve come across a incredible cheesery with a perfect view just out of the Victor Harbor township on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
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The Alexandrina Cheese Company is becoming a household name and is making its way into the cheese cabinets in some of the biggest supermarkets here in Adelaide- and once you’ve dabbled in them you will know why.
The cheesery can be found sitting on top of a hill, overlooking lush paddocks filled with jersey cows and rolling views down to Victor Harbor. There’s a giant metal cow called Bluebell who greets you at the door, signs that the kids can stick their heads in so they can imagine that they are a farmer and even a huge grassed area with picnic tables and natives- perfect for those who are wanting to enjoy a quiet lunch or need space for the little tackers.
The inside is just as lovely- pops of their trademark blue fill the dining area and tasting platters are filled with cheese samples as far as the eye can see. There’s even a huge glass windows where you can catch a glimpse of the cheese makers at work making all your favourite treats! For the foodies there’s an array of delights- milkshakes made with full cream jersey milk, icecream, local produce and even Mclaren Vale roasted Villere coffee. Their coffee is strong and the milkshakes are super thick and creamy- definitely big and little kid approved!
now lets get into the good stuff- the cheese. Last weekend some friends and I got stuck into their Fleurieu Feast Platter and we were taken back with the amount of cheese we were given (at this stage my eyes lit up, I was excited). The platter is to feed 4-6 and we polished it off quite nicely. It boasts all their favourites- goudas, cheese with peppercorns, marinated feta and fresh cheddar curd. It even had all the trimmings like picked onions, olives, gerkins, chutney, greens and nuts, as well as plenty of crackers and flatbread to stack it all on to.
If your not feeling as hungry then their is plenty of other choices- smaller platters, Alexandrinashire Tea and baked Ricotta cheesecake using Alexandrina Fresh Jersey Ricotta. Now that I have to try!
So whether you are down the hill and looking for some locally made cheeses for the picnic basket or want to have a long lunch by the paddocks this place has it all- my pick is to have the platter, then take a sneaky packet or two of cheese home with you.
you can find the Alexandrina Cheese Company cheesery at Sneyd Road, Mt Jagged SA.
you can also find them at the Willunga Farmers Market and Adelaide Farmers Market every weekend.