Crescent Cashew Nut Cheese
French-style, mould-ripened cheese
A delicious retirement project from a couple of cheese-extraorindaires!
With a cheese-making portfolio stretching over 17 years, John and Jan Walter of Waitakere were seeking a more relaxed retirement lifestyle, while still having their hands in the beautiful world of cheese. No milking, no feeding, no kidding and no mucking out of sheds, these french-style cheeses are the epitome of simplicity when it comes to their ingredients – cashew nuts and billions of dairy-free probiotics.
Proud to introduce New Zealand’s first cellar ripened cashew nut cheeses, Crescent Cashew Nut Cheese is still a small venture, and will remain that way, so there are just a few places where you can find these tasty goodies;
- Huckleberry Stores – Auckland wide and Mt Maunganui
- IE Produce – Takapuna
- Mars Salt and Sweet – Pt Chevalier
- The Dairy – Ponsonby Central
- Sabato – Mt Eden.
A tiny white mould-ripened cashew nut cheese. This is ready after about four weeks maturing in the ripening cellar. It is soft and mild with a distinctive brie-like taste and texture.
If you like a creamy blue cheese, this is the one for you. Being slightly more mature, it has a stronger flavour – beautiful with stone fruit and ripe pears. It’s name says a lot. It is often difficult to coax a natural blue mould into the dense nut curd; and sometimes the blue streaking is absent. Very moody – but still a winner.
An irresistible little mound of cheese that has been drenched with port wine while in the ripening cellar. Serve with salty crackers or potato chips.
The Grandaddy !! Trying very hard to be an aged parmesan. If they haven’t been already sold, these are best eaten at over three months old, when the bloomy rind has imparted a rich savoury flavour into the cheese. This is a must for any cheeseboard. Delicious with olives and pickles.
Soft, tangy and delicious, this little round of fresh, unripened cashew nut cheese can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes – just like a vegetarian cream cheese. It is perfect for a cheesecake dessert, or on a cheeseboard with fresh basil and tomatoes.
Just like the classic song says, this little fresh cheese is flavoured with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme; plus a few cloves of fresh garlic. Imagine a French Boursin gone nuts !! This cheese is very addictive.
“The cheeses are extremely simple in ingredients – cashew nuts, Dairy free probiotics, salt and a touch of sugar.”
Stockists of Crescent Cashew Nut Cheese:
The Dairy, Harvest by Huckleberry, I.E. Produce.
Huckleberry stores Auckland-wide.
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