King Saul – Raw Blue Cheese
Today, Udder Delights’ managing director and head cheesemaker Saul Sullivan is thrilled to present a cheese worthy of royalty. The Udder Delights King Saul Raw Blue cheese is the first of its kind to be made in Australia.
King Saul – the first Raw Milk Blue Cheese made in Australia
Facing some criticism and scepticism, Saul worked hard to develop Australia’s first living raw cows’ milk blue cheese approved for public consumption.
This premium product is produced in limited batches each year — the first vintage, released in late-2014, was just 500 half-kilogram wheels, presented in handcrafted wooden boxes.
Saul spent two years on research and development, enduring exhilarating highs and crushing lows, before the product finally gained approval from the Dairy Authority of South Australia (DASA), in June 2014.
If that wasn’t enough, Saul achieved a world-first by perfecting a hand-making process which gives King Saul cheese the ability to mature for more than twice as long as other blue vein cheeses. This results in maximum taste and a cheese with complexity and richness.
Saul recalls the doubt expressed my most people when he mentioned his plans for a raw blue cheese: “Everyone I spoke with told me it was impossible,” he recalls.
“While these sentiments initially took the wind out of my sails, I knew deep down there had to be a way and so set about on a most intensive learning experience.
“My dream has always been to create the very best raw cheese right here in Australia and really put Australian cheese making on the international map.”
One of the most special things about this extraordinary product is the non-pathogenic Hafnia Alvei bacteria which makes the cheese terroir reflective. As Saul explains: “It contains and shares the flavours of the specific region where the milk-producing cows live”.
“And given that South Australia and the Adelaide Hills are world renowned for their pristine environment, I’m confident that King Saul Raw Milk Blue is the cleanest, most unpolluted cheese on the planet,” Mr Sullivan said.
“It’s the quintessential raw cheese eating experience, up there with the finest French efforts, and will hopefully do for cheese in Australia what Grange has done for wine.”
Want to try King Saul Raw Blue?
We currently have no King Saul Raw Blue in stock. Unfortunately our reserves were wiped out in the recent Adelaide Hills Bushfires. We’ve told Saul its time to make again. But these things take time …. especially to mature. So we’ll keep you posted