HOBART | A visit to The Bruny Island Cheese Co. is always a great idea when in Tasmania, but when we visit Tasmania we’re generally only down for a weekend and don’t have time to venture too far out of the city. Thankfully Bruny Island Cheese Co have a shop at Battery Point, just next to the Salamanca Market, which means it’s easy to sample their fantastic cheese and beer.
It’s not just a limited selection of products that are on offer here, but rather all of the cheese and beer that Bruny Island make, along with other produce from independent Tasmanian producers who are pasisonate about their craft. The cheeses that are made by founder Nick Haddow and head cheesemaker, Halsey Swetzoff, are inspired by Tasmania, and the environment in which they are made, using traditional techniques. Favourites of ours include Saint, a delicate surface ripened, soft oozy soft white mould cow’s milk chees, and the pungent Oen, a washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese, washed in Pinot Noir before being wrapped in vine leaves to be carefully matured.
Our recommendation is to grab a cheese board so you can try a few different cheeses and discover which is your favourite. While you’re at it, do try a local wine, or one of Bruny Island’s own beers. They make a variety of different beers, like Farm Ale, a sessionable farmhouse ale, Whey Stout, a whey milk stout, and Lighthouse Ale, a flavoursome red ale. All beers are brewed in small batches, using old and modern technology.
The Bruny Island Cheese Co.
77 Salamanca Place
Mon – Fri: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 3:00pm