Isn't that a thing of beauty above? What you see above, hot off the presses, is the winner of the Australian Cheeseboard Perpetual Trophy at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce show. It is the King Island Dairy Black Label Cloth Wrapped Cheddar cheese. King Island's Black Label is their artisan range and is only sold at delis and not at supermarkets. The black label cloth wrapped cheddar from the range is made under the watchful eye and palate of head cheesemaker Swiss born Ueli Berger. This cheese, with its orange and white mold on the cloth is made during spring when the richest milk is available and is matured for at least 13 months. To enjoy, you remove the cloth before eating and take a cheese knife and try the cheese - the centre of the cheese in milder than the rind which is quite strong! It is a dry style firm textured cheddar with earthy aromas. It is a cheddar lover's dream (and I do love cheddar cheese!).
Thanks to King Island Dairy, five lucky Not Quite Nigella readers will win a ¼ round piece of King Island Dairys' Black Label Cloth Bound Cheddar, quince paste, crackers, and a Laguiole Jean Dubost cheese knife with the entire pack worth $90 each! For a chance to win all you have to do is tell me which is your favourite cheese and why! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. * All NQN facebook fans get an automatic entry into the competitions so like us if you want to be automatically entered! The competition ends at midnight AEST on the 21st of April, 2012. You can enter this competition once daily however since cheese needs to be carefully transported it can only be sent to Melbourne metropolitan based readers during business hours as that is where the office is located. *
Best of luck!
Lots of love,