Review – Royal Auto Magazine

Great article on the cheese industry in Victoria!

“Milk The Cow, on the other hand, is a modern take on the traditional fromagerie, where walls adorned with mechanical milking machines and wooden ladders bring a piece of the country to St Kilda. With more than 100 cheeses on offer, there is one to please everybody.

You can also match selected cheeses with wine, beer or spirits. As we enjoy wine and cheese with venue manager and cheesemonger Laura Lown, we ponder the Victorian cheese industry. “They’re supportive of each other because it’s such a small industry,” she says. “There’s room for everyone, and everyone just wants everyone else to succeed.” And after all I have seen and tasted, so do I.”


Review – Five of the Best with Wendy Hargreaves

Thanks Wendy Hargreaves for having us at her NUMBER ONE cheese shop in Melbourne!

“This licensed fromagerie changed Melbourne’s cheese landscape when it opened in StKilda last year. Cheesemonger Laura Lown curates more than 100 cheeses from around the world, while expert bar staff match them with a perfect tipple late into the night.

If you’re entertaining at home, they box up cheeses to go with a generous blob of quince paste. And in more good news for cheese lovers, Milk the Cow’s founder Daniel Verheyen is hunting for a sister venue north of the Yarra River to open late next year.”!prettyPhoto


Review – The Urban List

The Sarah for the heart warming review of our Gluhwein!

“Gluhwein is the Germanic version of mulled wine, spiked with citrus and spices (and it’s much more fun to say). The name roughly translates to ‘glow-wine’ which is appropriate since, after a few toasty cupfuls, your cheeks will do just that.

It’s not hard to find jazzed-up red around Melbourne in winter, so why does Milk the Cow’s version make the list? The licensed fromagerie gets bonus points for giving punters easy access to gooey individual-serve fondue pots to go alongside their warming brew.”


Review – Melbourne Food Snob

Thanks to the Melbourne Food Snob for a raving review.

“The fantastic range of cheeses and knowledgeable staff make the experience at Milk the Cow quite a pleasant one. The cheesemonger’s choice board had a diverse range of cheeses and provided good value for money, although it catered more to the die-hard cheese lovers at our table.

If you or your dining partners aren’t really into strong flavoured cheese then it may be wise to create your own cheeseboard from the selection in the cabinet. I’m sure there are plenty of options for those who are afraid to venture beyond the creamy comfort zone of d’affinois.”

Review – Broadsheet “A Tower of Fromage”

Thanks for the review on our cheese towers Broadsheet, what fantastic photos!

“As fromageries across Melbourne begin to offer set cheese towers for weddings, Lown believes in taking the time to individually curate a cheese tower to suite the unique requests of her clients. As a general rule of thumb, Lown recommends balancing cheeses by including strong, medium and light variations, ensuring flavours and textures flow well and that all guests or devourers can enjoy an element of the tower.

“Some people just want all blue; some people just want all soft white cheeses,” she says. “Once I made a cheese tower for an orange themed wedding where we used all cheddar. Everyone has a unique idea of their tower and there are so many factors to consider.”

Approaching each cheese tower like a designer, Lown carefully considers themes, colours, accompaniments and garnishes, sometimes basing her decisions on the themes of her clients’ events.”

Event – Bastille Day

Thanks to all that came down to help us celebrate Bastille Day!

We had French cheese, French wine and even live French music all Sunday afternoon!

We hope you all enjoyed and see you even bigger and better next year!

Review – The Melbourne Review

Thanks Lou Pardi for this great review of Milk the Cow!

“Whether you’re mad for cheese or simply want a glass of wine in a lovely venue with fantastic staff, Milk the Cow is worth a visit.”

Review – The Age, Good Food

We love that fondue is back and bigger than ever!

Thanks Good Food Guide, so to see you down here for some melted goodness soon!


Review – We Know Melbourne

Thanks to the team at We Know Melbourne for a lovely review on your Milk the Cow experience!

“With a fairly extensive wine list and what seems like an endless selection of cheeses, deciding what to have can require some time and strong willpower, though the helpful staff are knowledgeable and matter of fact when it comes to guiding you through the choices. For the first time visitor though, the best way to get started is to put yourself in their hands and sample a wine & cheese flight.”

Click through to read the full article from We Know Melbourne: Milking Cows… St Kilda Style! 

Perfect Match Monday – JULY

Thank you to everybody who came down to Perfect Match Monday this week.

We had the Simon, 7th generation winemaker from Stanton & Killeen and the knowledgeable Rugby from Meredith Dairy.

We love pairing unusual beverages with different cheeses and this event was certainly usual! Pairing fortified wines together with fresh goats milk cheeses, who knew these two could favour match so well!?