Australian Cheese Showcase 2010: The Rocks Market

The Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 took place today at the Rocks in Sydney. A small number of stalls lined up Argyle Street to showcase a range of cheeses from NSW and other Australian states.

Taking part in Crave Sydney Food Festival (SIFF), the event offered a selection of cheeses for tasting as well as olive oils, balsamic vinegars and regional wines.

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Cow-bernet Sauvignon (L) and Holey Cow (R) were a highlight of the event. The award-winning Archibull Cows were designed for the District Exhibition competition at the 2010 Royal Easter Show. Made from papier maché, cardboard and fibreglass as well as natural produce, these colourful cows brought a touch of the country to the harbour foreshores.

Arriving around 1 pm and with four hours to go until the event closed, there was very little cheese on show but exhibitors were keen to offer tastings.

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Yarra Valley Dairy: Black Savourine, a semi matured goats cheese; Juno a goats milk cheese with Juniper berries, olive and garlic

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Milawa Cheese Company Tastings – Milawa Blue (L), Milawa Chevre (M), Milawa Tomme (R)

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Pukara Estate olive oils and balsamic vinegars:  including wasabi oil, pomegranate balsamic vinegar and a white wine liqueur vinegar

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Kiewa Estate Oils and vinegars

Australian Cheese Showcase 2010 at The Rocks Market

Argyle Street, the Rocks

With the event being listed in the Crave Sydney Food Festival, we expected more than a handful of cheese stalls.

Other Crave Sydney 2010 events on Gourmantic:

Cocktail of the Month at La Scala on Jersey
Night Noodle Markets
Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar
Cocktail of the Month at Monkey Magic
Monkey Magic Sugar Hit: Black Sesame Crème Caramel
Slideshow/Photographs of the Night Noodle Markets
Blessing of the Fleet at the Sydney Fish Markets
Sydney Food and Wine Fair
Porchetta, Birra and Tarantella: Norton Street Italian Festa

Crave Sydney Food Festival Website

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.