Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Lavender Cheese

Called into Ashgrove Cheese Farm on the way home from Devonport the other day and bought some cheese - Lavender and some cloth cheese.
We visited the farm back in late February this year, and if you wish to read my post and see some photos visit the link [here]....

The first photo is of the Lavender Cheese, this piece was a mere $4.50 which I thought was a small fee to taste.  When opening the cheese it really didn't smell of lavender, the taste is different of course, but, I can say I didn't taste the lavender flavour.  The cheese had a bit of a bite with it, but I don't believe I will buy it again.

Photos taken with my phone. Sorry the photos are a little blurred.




My husband was looking for a cloth cheese he used to eat heaps of when he was much younger, the above cheese is not the same but close to it at $41.00 a kilo.


23 comments:

  1. That last cheese looks like the cheese I remember from childhood. A nice wedge of cheese cut from a huge round. Would like to try the lavender cheese - I have had lavender scones, and lavender ice cream.

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  2. That cheese you describe was how my husbands mother used to buy cheese....it's lovely to taste even though it's not totally like the cloth one.
    In England some would make Lavender Cheese, or in your travels you might find one..I have had lavender food as yet but must try next summer if I go to the Lavender Farm again...

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  3. Lavender is an interesting flavoring for cheese but disappointing it didn't actually taste like lavender. I seek out local products, too, and it's always fun I think.

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    1. Always good to support the local industry if possible. Maybe someone could taste the lavender but I couldn't.

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  4. margaret it sounds interesting but delicious

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    1. It was nice. I wonder how many countries provide Lavender Cheese!

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  5. Would like to taste it. We like cheese.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Ashgrove sell their cheese to some parts of the world I believe so maybe in your travels you may come across it.

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  6. Good - I need some new cheese - will get the "EXTRA TASTY" ( sharp) Ashgrove from the supermarket
    or at a "Deli" - it certainly WON'T be the $41.00 a kilo one!
    I just cannot imagine a cheese with a lavender taste - no way Hosa for me.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. So much for bloody Woolworths - obviously they can't get enough profit out of this Ashgrove Cheese - it has disappeared from the shelves and I can assure you I let the "useless" manager know in none too pleasant language ( minus the swearing part - that is a waste of time!)
      I point blank refuse to go anywhere near Coles - they are despicable to the 1000th degree
      and rude to the umpteenth degree.
      I'll try the deli in the Myer Centre in the Brisbane Mall tomorrow.
      Supermarkets still I have noticed not put up signs - Product of Australia on anything prepackaged or tinned - only in the vegetable section - Australian product!
      How they can flaunt the laws - well that is a mystery. About time Dick Smith started his campaign again, eh??????
      Colin
      PS: I do buy Argentinian Peanut butter from Aldi - excellent ( Bramwells) and Atlantic Trout and Salmon from Denmark - the Atlantic Ocean to the best of my knowledge has not moved off the shores of Australia.

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    2. Really!!! That is not good you can't get it as usual at WW.
      I am not a Coles fan either....Yes, Dick Smith has been quiet of late, maybe it is time he came out and made a noise again...

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  7. I like Cheese but my husband REALLY loves it. He would love to visit this place.

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    1. Your husband sounds like mine, loves cheeses to death, I like it....Ashgrove have a homepage if you would like to visit.

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  8. I think probably lavender doesn't have a strong enough flavor for cheese. Now dill and rosemary would be much better.

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    1. Oh have had cheese with Dill and Rosemary, was nice herb cheese.

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  9. I love cheese and I like lavender in scents for relaxation, but I have never tried lavender cheese. Interesting.

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    1. I like burning candles with the scent of Lavender, it's nice and fresh.

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  10. Here where I live cheese is made local too, at least on the south coast where I grew up and every time we went to Bandon we'd stop in at the cheese factor and get curds. I loved cheese curd. Pity you couldn't taste the lavender in lavender cheese. I now get cheese at the remnants store that sells excess that other stores have bought but can't sell, at discount and there are often all kinds of cheeses from all over the world. Often lots of Gouda and Brie. Sometimes from as far off as Denmark or France.

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    1. it's good the you too have cheeses available from other countries..

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  11. Some of the best cheese I've tasted has come from Tasmania.

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    1. Ah! sounds interesting as the Island produce cheese too.

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  12. I'd never think of lavender and cheese going together. At least at $4.50 it didn't break the bank. I like to try new cheese but always fall back on St Aignan French blue cheese and a nice extra mature English cheddar!

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    1. The cheese you eat must taste lovely. I never thought of Lavender cheese myself until I first saw it about 2 months ago I think it was..

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