Hunter Belle Cheese Makers Muswellbrook

On the Road: Hunter Belle Cheese @ Muswellbrook

Road tripped to Tamworth for the weekend, and included an impromptu (as in “Look! Cheese Shop!”) stopover at the Hunter Belle Cheese shop on the New England Highway just outside Muswellbrook.

Hunter Belle Cheese
Moo!

Hunter Belle Cheese

We picked up their three cheese pack with fig compote and wafer biscuits ($17), and continued on the road til we pulled over at Burning Mountain for wine (brought from Newcastle) and cheeses.

Burning Mountain rest stop

Improvising with a blade out of the toolbox, we nommed down those cheeses, while looking out over the view.

Hunter Belle Cheese

The blue was nice and hard and sharp. Perfect with the Poet’s Corner Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon we were drinking straight from the bottle.

Hunter Belle Cheese

Next up was the herbed cheese – thyme was the major flavour – reminding me of Bruce’s garlic and herb bread. It had a crumbly texture reminiscent of a sharp Mersey Valley cheese.

Hunter Belle Cheese

The brie by itself was underwhelming, but teamed with the fig compote, omg! Yum!

How good is cheese? Who makes your favourite?

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4 comments for “On the Road: Hunter Belle Cheese @ Muswellbrook

  1. Eva
    July 29, 2014 at 6:55 am

    When I was in Portland, I bought a little booklet where you can keep track of new cheeses you try. They have a whole series for different kinds of food. I bought Sam the beer one – that one was obvious – and for myself it was a hard decision between coffee, chocolate, or cheese, but I went with cheese in the end.
    It’s by this company: http://33books.com/
    (They make these in Portland but they ship internationally!)

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Oh wow…. Looks like I have a couple of Xmas gifts sorted there!!!

  2. August 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

    What a gorgeous weekend!! And those cheeses… and the fig jam, look incredible!!! I think the herbed cheese would be my fave! Thank you for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

    • August 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      The herbs really remind me of my partner’s cooking since he loves thyme so much and it was full of it!!

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