What’s better than to sit back with a nice glass of wine and nibble on some fine cheese? Not much, right? The only problem often is that it’s hard to find and pick the right cheese. That’s where Alpine Express by The Red Cow comes in.
This amazing cheese board – we call it ‘Raw Milk & Friends – was hand selected by Tom and contains three superb cheeses, enough for 3 to 4 people:
- Sélection Rolf Beeler Gruyère AOP 18 months, made from unpasteurised Swiss alpine milk, ca. 200g
(or equivalent, subject to availability)
- Affidélice, with Chablis washed rind, soft cow’s milk cheese from France, 1 piece ca. 200g
- South Australian produced Goat’s camembert, pasteurised, 1 piece ca. 105g
Beverage matching ideas
This cheese board contains a number different cheeses, therefore it matches to many beverages equally well. If we had to pick something, we’d suggest a crisp Chardonnay (or French Chablis) or a slightly fruity beer (e.g. Kölsch) or cider (e.g. Napoleon Pear Cider).
How we wrap your cheese
Freshness of your cheese is important to us. That’s why – unless noted differently in the description – we package all of our cheese in vacuum bags to help minimize travel impacts. However, we understand that some of you prefer cheese being wrapped in cheese wrap. This option is available to you for a small fee (it takes more time to package the cheese this way, that’s why we charge you a little bit more). Unless specifically noted in the description, all cheese will generally have a best before date of at least 14 days, vacuum packed cheese generally about 2 months. Please note that with cheese this is often only a guidance date and does not necessarily mean the cheese will be of lesser quality beyond that date. In fact many soft(er) cheeses are best kept close to or until after that date for maximum ripeness.
How the cheese gets to you
All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with recycled packing paper & kept cold with an food grade ice gel pack. It is shipped via Australia Post’s Express Post service. Please check if your delivery postcode is part of it, or see Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’) . Customers residing in the Brisbane Metro area can also arrange a free pick-up from our prep kitchen at The Small Crop, Wynnum or choose the local courier service in which case dispatch and delivery will be on Thursdays (through same day delivery).
Unless noted otherwise, all Cheese Boxes are sent on Wednesdays with an order cut-off time at 10am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.