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.”
How to buy King Saul
King Saul Raw Blue Cheese is available from Udder Delights’ Cheese Cellar in Hahndorf, where you can also try the product as part of our premium cheese tasting platter.
Each individually numbered and wooden box-packaged King Saul Raw Blue Cheese is $150 for a 500g round. We can offer postal delivery throughout Australia, or by pickup. Postage is an extra $30 (this includes express delivery where possible) and your cheese will be sent in an insulated box with ice packs.
You can also purchase King Saul Raw Blue Cheese online.
*We suggest pairing King Saul Raw Blue Cheese with muscatels (sweet fortified wines) or aged port.
Want to try King Saul Raw Blue?
If you want to try the King Saul Raw Blue, then the ‘Raw Experience‘ at the Udder Delights Cheese Cellar is for you! Relish a portion of Australian Cheese History with the country’s first unpasteurised blue cheese, in a premium Udder Delights cheese tasting platter…
Your King Saul ‘Raw Experience’ will be paired with Riverland muscatels, crispy sweet Tortas, sparkling water and our own barrel aged port for the ultimate eating pleasure – a ‘raw experience’ of this exciting new icon that costs $49 per couple.