Maffra White Wensleydale

Made on the farm from a single cow herd in Tinamba, Maffra White Wensleydale is originally based on an old British cheese recipe from North Yorkshire. It’s¬†a style of cheese that ceased production during the World War II.¬†The recipe was saved by¬†the local diary farmers that portioned away some of the milk,¬†as most of it was¬†allocated to producing cheddar¬†for the¬†the war effort.
The lush¬†pastures at Tinamba are similar to¬†North Yorkshire and so it is¬†fitting that the cheese is¬†made here with¬†the traditional British recipe. Cheese maker Ferial Zekiman has perfected¬†it’s re-creation.
It’s a young cheese with a crumbly, moist texture and tangy flavour with a refreshing after taste. It has¬†a slight wild honey flavour to balance off the¬†acidity.
It’s great with fresh stone fruit. It’s also well known to be appreciated with Christmas Fruit Cake.

Awarded: Gold Medal, Australian Specialist Cheese Makers’ Association, Melbourne, 2001


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Made on the land in Tinamba, Maffra White Wensleydale is a young cheese with a crumbly, moist texture and tangy flavour, based on a traditional British recipe from Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

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Gippsland – VIC