artisinal  &  farmhouse  cheese




Meredith Dairy, Victoria

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 Mashed Potatoes with Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese

2 lb. of potatoes, peeled & cut into chucks
4 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
1 cup of milk
4 oz. soft goats cheese mashed or press through a potato ricer
2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Put the potatoes in a pot of salted water, covering potatoes completely with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, simmer until the potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes; while the potatoes are hot mash them well. Add the milk, butter and soft Meredith Dairy's soft goat cheese. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Garnish with the fresh parsley before serving.  Fresh chopped chives can be substituted for the parsley.

Meredith Dairy Sheep Blue Butter

1/2 cup of Meredith Blue
9 Tbsp of sweet butter (soft)
pinch of ground pepper
pinch of salt
1 Tpsp finely chopped parsley
1 Tbsp of finely chopped Garlic

Process all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Place this mixture on a piece of waxed paper and roll into a log shape. Chill this until firm. This is great on toasted sourdough bread or as a topping on broiled steak or chicken.  Great severed with warm Pears.

Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Meredith Blue Cheese, Green Grapes and Brown Mushrooms.

2 cups of Meredith Sheep's Blue cheese
4 game hens
2 cups of brown mushrooms (washed and quartered)
3 cups of seedless green grapes (washed and quartered)
2 Tbsp of Gwydir Lemon Myrtle Olive Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp of Cherikoff Lemon Myrtle spice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Toss the grapes, mushrooms, blue cheese and olive oil together in a mixing bowl. Set a side.

Cornish hens should be cleaned inside and out and pat dry. Pack the mixture in the cavity of the hen fairly firm. Grapes contain a lot of water so the stuffing mixture will reduce, so pack tight.

Rub the outside of the hen down with more the lemon myrtle oil and the lemon myrtle spice and salt and pepper to taste.

Allow 20 minutes to the pound at 375 degrees F.  Place in the pre-heated oven cook covered 45 minutes, remove the covering and finish cooking 30 more minutes. Allow the hen to rest 10 to 15 minutes, serve whole or halved.

NOTE: to keep the mixture from falling out during baking tie the hens legs together with butcher sting. Game hens average size is about 1 pound to 1 1/4 pounds.

Meredith Dairy Farm Chevre Served with Lime and Scallions

1 cup Meredith Dairy Farm Chevre
2 Tbsp of Gwydir Grove Lemon Myrtle Olive Oil
1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped fine
juice from 1 Lime
Blue corn tortilla chips

Place Meredith Dairy Farm Chevre in a small bowl, drizzle with oil, Lime juice and sprinkle with scallions and cilantro. To serve, place 1 tsp of Chevre and accompaniments on tortilla chip and serve.