As life prompts us to become better acquainted with our own backyards, a newfound joy in home entertaining is reignited. At David Jones, we’ve always been dedicated to inspired living and our curation of food is no exception. Whether you’re hosting a crowd or it’s a platter for one, we’re proud to partner with a selection of the finest Australian Cheesemakers. In the spirit of supporting local, we’ve shone the spotlight on the top names to know next time you’re serving up your grazing platter.
From multi-award-winning innovators to enduring family legacies, escape with taste and discover the cheeses that are bound to inspire, along with their best pairings, no matter where you’re enjoying your favourite time of day.
Pyengana Dairy Cheddar
In the Tasmanian Valley of Pyengana, the cheese-making tradition dates back to the 1880s when Europeans settled in the area. At the heart of it, is Pyengana Dairy. Founded by a fourth-generation dairy farmer, John Healy, their iconic Cheddar is the product of a traditional recipe passed down from his great grandfather. Multi-award winner and Best Producer at the Delicious Produce Awards, this is one of the most valued Cheddar cheeses in all of Austalia.
Pair It With.. Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Renowned for their uncompromising standard of excellence and commitment to innovative practices, their award-winning blue cheese from South Gippsland has been refined over several decades in the business and has been recognised at the Grand Dairy Awards amongst others.
Pair It With.. Noble One 375ml Botrytis Semil
Owned and operated by master cheesemaker, Barry Charleton, Berrys Creek Cheese is synonymous with artisanal cheese in Australia.
Pair It With.. Meadowbank Chardonnay 2018
Pioneers of water buffalo milking in Australia since 1996, Shaw River Buffalo Cheese firmly remains a family affair. Produced in Western Victoria, their unique creations are a testament to creativity in the industry, crafting the milk that constitutes their magnificent handmade balls of mozzarella from the Shaw River herd of buffalos.
Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella, David Jones Prosciutto
Pair It With… Wilhelm Walch Pinot Grigio Prendo
Spread The Love
Look to leading Australian artisanal producer Kym Masters to impress with his Section28 hard and semi-hard Alpine offerings for cheeses that capture the essence of the local environment in South Australia.
In the same spirit of escape to the country that inspired Section28, let the Milawa Cheese Company take the cake when it comes to soft and washed-rind cheeses. Pinned as a ‘must-stop’ in the Milawa gourmet region by Lonely Planet, David & Anne Brown have been inducted into Grand Dairy Awards Hall of Fame and after one bite it’s no wonder why.
For a grand finale, indulge with the Woombye Cheese Company. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast hinterland, happiness is at the core of this 100% family-owned operation, producing famous crowd-pleasers like their Truffle Triple Cream Brie.
Now, that’s a party.