We are really excited to have a guest farmer this week who goes by the name of Debra Allard from Cheeses Loves you.
Deb normally sells her cheeses at the Mullum Farmers Market however, we are lucky to have her joining us this week at New Brighton Farmers Market – her range includes cottage cheese, ricotta haloumi, feta, brie, camembert, blue and romano, as well as other dairy products like kefir, cultured butter and yoghurt.
A cheese maker for more than a decade, she is well known for her cheese making classes and has travelled widely to learn her craft, spending time with expert cheese-makers from all over the world.
Deb says because her cheeses are small batch and additive free, they vary in flavour throughout the year and are quite different from the stock standard cheeses sold at the supermarket. Mass produced cheeses usually contain some form of preservatives or additives to extend their shelf life, but the long use-by date often comes at the gives at the expense of character and flavour.
“It really affects the quality of cheese,” she said.