1st of August is Switzerland’s birthday, the 724th to be precise. There are numerous events throughout Australia to celebrate this day: In Melbourne you can enjoy traditional food, music & dance at the annual Swiss National Day Celebrations in Heidelberg. In Sydney and Perth two of our retailers celebrate with Swiss cheese masterclasses together with Tom.
- The Red Cow cheese tasting & sale in partnership with Walmas
Sunday, 2nd Augut 2015, 11am to 4pm
Austrian Club, Heidelberg
Event infos can be found here
New South Wales
Traditional cheese lovers everywhere have cause to celebrate on April 18th, 2015, designated the world’s first Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day.
The Cheese of Choice Coalition and the prestigious Guilde Internationale des Fromagers are teaming up for this new worldwide holiday. Cheese enthusiasts from Melbourne to Manhattan, Milan to Montreal, are encouraged to participate in events celebrating the distinctiveness and cultural heritage of raw-milk cheese.
Since cheese was first discovered many millennia ago it has been made with pure raw milk. In fact, it was only in the last century that cheese began to be made with pasteurized milk. Traditional cheesemaking was a way of preserving fluid milk that in the millennia before refrigeration was prone to spoilage in just a few short days. The natural microflora in raw-milk produces cheese – such as Comte, Le Gruyère, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Roquefort, and many other originals – that are characteristic of local environments, expressive of terroir, evocative of complex flavours, and beneficial to health. Raw-milk cheeses are not only delicious; they’re nutritious. Scientific studies reveal that, when consumed in moderation, cheese is a tremendous way to add healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and probiotics to your diet.
The Red Cow is – of course – also participating in this worldwide event with our extensive range of raw milk cheese. To celebrate the day we’ve organised a number of tastings across the country where you can taste raw milk cheese first hand. The following retailers participate with specially organised tastings of our raw milk varieties on Saturday, 18 April:
- Spring St Grocer, Melbourne CBD
- Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
- Bill’s Farm, Queen Victoria Market
- The Smelly Cheese Shop, Adelaide Central Market
- Little Cheese Shop, Bayswater
See our ‘where to buy‘ page for exact addresses of the above retailers
This year we’re trying out a new festival – the French Festival dubbed ‘Paris to Provence’. The 3-day event will take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 21 – 23 November 2014 in the beautiful surrounds of the Como House & Garden in South Yarra, Melbourne.
Each year the National Trust property of Como House and Gardens transforms into a replica French pop-up village where you can smell, touch and taste all that embodies France and truly captures a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere.
Did I just write French atmosphere? Mais non, well, at least it will be a very “Suisse” influenced atmosphere at our stand as The Red Cow is exclusively showcasing cheese from the French part of Switzerland or as they say “de la Suisse Romande”. I won’t take away the surprise of what these cheeses actually are, but it’s certainly worth a visit!
You can pre-purchase tickets already (cheaper!) or buy them at the entrance. We’re there Friday 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Come and say “bonjour”!
Paris to Provence – French Festival 2014
21 to 23 November 2014
Como House & Garden, South Yara