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Meredith said. “Well, we thought it was new but so many people already know about it and are interested.”
Burrata, a traditional Italian style of soft cheese, is the latest style to be embraced by the discerning cheese lover. It’s fresh, mild and smooth flavour profile is wonderfully carried through the mozzarella outer shell and into the soft and creamy centre.
“We’re doing smoked burrata and also truffle- infused,” Meredith said. “It’s really such a wonderful cheese; we think everyone should come and try some.”
While you are near the Gold Coast, pop into Fresco Cheeses at Burleigh Heads. After 30 years in the business, these guys now regularly pick up industry awards for the quality of their products, which include haloumi, feta, paneer, bocconcini, mascarpone and ricotta.
If the Gold Coast seems like a long way to go, you can always visit Pandelyssi at Holland Park, where Patrick Kekkou and his family create some of the best traditional haloumi you may ever taste, along with ricotta and feta. Patrick sells his cheeses to shops and restaurants around Brisbane, but also direct to the public; give him a call and visit the factory and shop.
For a day trip or a weekend, get out and sample some of Queensland’s finest cheese.
W Story Philip Woods
hen thoughts of cheese waft through our minds, as thoughts are wont to do, we are probably
happiest considering the crumbly surrender of a Greek feta, the creamy indulgence of a French Camembert, or the silky wonder of Italy’s famous mozzarella.
Although Europe can lay claim to much of the history of cheese, Australia now stands proudly among the world’s best cheesemakers. Brisbane and the Gold Coast even have a few of our very own, so why not take a drive and check them out.
Meredith Morris established Witches Chase Cheese Company at Mt Tambourine, which now specialises in Italian styles of cheese, and she loves how informed and appreciative Australia has become about the humble cheese.
“We have visitors of all ages visiting us here, and lately everyone is talking about a cheese that’s fairly new in Australia, called burrata,”

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