Who said good cheese must come from old Europe? There are some great cheese makers in the Yarra Valley, Australia, some nice ones in California, US and now…Thailand?
Reinhard Matheis left the commercial food industry to set up this artisan operation near Nakhorn Sawan, about 3 hours north of Bangkok. The milk he buys from a nearby coop which isnt certified organic, but surely free of additives. He uses French molds and cultures to create these creamy cheese. Each batch can taste slightly differently depending on what the cows have eaten.
The Thai-made Reblochon, Munster, Camembert and Brie are all good, despite being quite creamy. Well worth searching out at Heaven on Cheese.
Below you will find the sweet wine pairing which completed the strong cheeses nicely.