Cheese. There’s always going to be a special place for it in most people’s lives whether it’s as a healthy snack, salad ingredient or welcome addition to a packed cheese platter. But how about goat’s cheese! It is just divine. It could be chevre, goat curd or goat feta, they’re all rather tasty. And Market newcomers, Tolpuddle Goat Cheese, are producing a delicious range of goat’s cheeses that are so flavoursome.
Melissa and Donovan Jacka and their two children moved to Tarrawingee in North East Victoria in 2013 to establish a small goat dairy and farmstead cheese factory. Today, they raise a small herd of Sannen dairy goats which are milked daily with the milk carried to the nearby cheese factory where it is pasteurised and used to make small batch specialist goat’s cheeses.
In addition to the varieties mentioned above, Tolpuddle produces their signature ‘Great Alpine Road’, a white mould ripened goat cheese, and a chalky blue goat cheese called ‘Bulldog Blue’, as well as an ashed chevre.
These cheeses feature on menus in some of the best restaurants in North East Victoria, and you can now buy them each Saturday at the Market. Say cheese!