Sheep milk is healthy, having 90% more calcium and 70% more protein
than cows milk cheese. In addition, it has low allergenic properties, is
easily digestible and is higher than cows milk in most vitamins and minerals,
including B-group vitamins. Milder than goat milk cheese, it ages well
due to its proteins being less volatile than goat milk.
And, better yet, it tastes great. Mt Emu Creek cheese is 100% pure sheep
milk, and are hand made using traditional methods in Camperdown, western
Sheep milk cheese has a beautiful white body due to the ability of sheep
to convert beta carotene into vitamin A (cows are unable to do this, resulting
in the yellow creamy color of cow milk cheese).
All of Mt Emu Creek's cheeses are superb. Mt.
Emu Creek Romney Fresca is a semi-soft cheese made according
to a traditional Spanish shepherd recipe. Named after the breed of sheep
used for their milk, it has delicate sweet and soft finish. Mt Emu Creek
Romney Fresca works really well in risotto.
Mt Emu Creek Yuulong Lavender cheese
is a semi soft sheep milk cheese infused with a special flowering culinary
lavender that is camphor free and grown on an adjacent farm. The lavender
adds a delicate dimension that makes this cheese one of our favorites.
Mt Emu Creek Smoked Romney is naturally
smoked by using fresh elm twigs. This creates a distinctive flavor that
is still complex and maintaining the semi-soft texture of the cheese.
Mt. Emu Creek Cloth Matured is a
traditional cloth bound semi-pressed ewe's milk cheese that has been matured
a minimum of 9 months. The surface can develop unusually bright colored
yeasts and moulds, and when cut, reveals a pale ivory semi-soft textured
cheese that is complex and distinct.
Matured a minimum of 12 months, Mt. Emu Creek
Mount Elephant (try saying that a few times!) is a beautiful
pecorino style cheese that develops a complex sweet, nutty flavor. As
it matures, it is turned regularly and rubbed with pure olive oil to maintain
the smooth clean rind and add complexity to the cheese.
In addition to the matured cheeses, Mt. Emu Creek also makes a wonderful
Pure Sheep Ricotta and Pure
Sheep Yogurt. The Yogurt is
in both plain and delicately honey sweetened