Ripe Cheese in Queen Victoria Market has launched a stunning 4-tier Christmas cheese tower, encouraging Victorians to get behind local cheese makers this festive season.
Ripe Cheese’s artisanal Christmas range, including a 4-tier cheese tower made exclusively from Victorian cheese, is just one of many Aussie cheese products designed to encourage Australians to shop local for Christmas this year.
Ripe Cheese, located at Queen Victoria Market is the only cheese shop in Australia committed to selling exclusively Australian cheese. With over 50 types of cheeses available from producers all over the country – and the majority in regional Victoria – Ripe challenges the notion that ‘imported is best’.
“Australia has many delicious cheeses that rival what’s available from France or Italy, and this Christmas, we’re hoping Aussies can support our local farmers and producers and give them a much-needed boost after what has been one of the industry’s most challenging years,” says Ripe cheesemonger, Hakim Halim.
The Ripe Cheese Christmas range features everything from the 4-tier festive cheese tower showcasing the best in local Victorian cheese, to a Christmas cheese wreath featuring the highly coveted Woombye ash triple cream brie. Ripe’s signature Christmas platters are available with delicious accompaniments such as Premium Tasmanian quince paste and gourmet crackers, while die-hard cheese lovers will relish the opportunity to pick up a 1.1kg wheel of Pyengana Dairy cloth bound cheddar.
Christmas parties might look a little different this year, but Ripe’s Cheese Talks Christmas Edition provides an online alternative. Co-workers are given the opportunity to come together via a Zoom masterclass, held by Ripe Cheesemonger, Hakim Halim.
Each participant will receive a cheese package, paired with either matching beer or wine and will discover how their cheeses are made and where they come from.
For more information, visit the Ripe Cheese website.