It may feel sacrilege to speak so crudely about two of the modern world’s greatest gifts, but the simple truth is that beer and cheese are both fermented products of grass. This is why, Bruny Island Cheese’s Nick Haddow insists, they work so wonderfully together. Both beers included in this pack were brewed especially to match the award-winning cheeses that accompany them: the dark, rich ‘Oxymoron’ pale ale goes down perfectly with a soft, washed rind cheese, while the lighter, fresher ‘Farm Ale’ is best with ‘Tom’ - a harder, creamy cheese made in the French Savoie tradition. Sure, wine and cheese is delicious, but this is a pairing that borders on the revelatory. Your relationship with the cheese platter will be changed forever.
Bruny Island Cheese Company
After spending ten years learning his craft from specialist cheesemakers across Europe and the UK, Nick Haddow established his own cheese factory on a wild island where shucked oysters cost a dollar. A passionate traditionalist, Nick is the only man in Australia making cheese from raw milk, and as such enjoys a cult following amongst turophiles around the world.
Oxymoron dark pale ale 500mL 5.5% ABV
Farm Ale 500mL 4.5% ABV
Washed rind cheese (1792 or Oen) 200g
Tom cheese 250g
The cheeses come via refrigerated delivery in a specially designed cool box and will be delivered separately from any other items you order from Sorry Thanks I Love You. They're freighted on Mondays and Tuesdays only (to prevent them getting stuck in freight terminals over the weekend) and are delivered straight to your door. Please let us know the safest place to leave them (preferably out of direct sunlight and away from stray mice) in the 'Gift Note' section at check out.