Article: Where to Go For Date Night in Melbourne

The Urban List Melbourne recently included us in their round up of 5 Great Date Nights as the perfect Foodie Date. We are inclined to agree that there’s something lovely about sharing a cheeseboard and a couple of glasses of wine in our little fromagerie.

“If ever there was a match made in foodie heaven, then surely it would be cheese and wine – we are mad for the combo! So it goes without saying that when it comes to great date night ideas, we are definitely in favour of some creamy brie and delicious pinot noir action. Where to take your boo for said action? Make a beeline for St Kilda’s Milk The Cow – their indulgent cheeseboards are a thing of beauty, not to mention the perfect dish to share with your date. The cheese fondue and cheese flights (five types of cheese matched with your choice of wine, whisky, beer, cider, sake or fortified) are also epic – total foodie heaven!”

Read the full article: 5 Great Date Nights

Article: The Best Espresso Martinis in Melbourne

We’re delighted that our Espresso Flip, that comes garnished with a wedge of Beehive Barely Buzzed cheese, was recently chosen to be included in The Urban List’s definitive round up of the best Espresso Martinis in Melbourne!

“Coffee and cheese don’t seem like perfect partners but Milk the Cow has found a way to ensure they live in harmony (in our bellies at least). Their “Espresso Flip” comes with a hunk of Beehive Cheese Co.’s “Barely Buzzed” fromage as a garnish. The cheese is hand-rubbed with a custom-roasted coffee blend and lavender and boasts butterscotch and caramel notes to complement the martini.”

See the full list here: The Best Espresso Martinis in Melbourne

Media – The Urban List ’50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Melbourne’

We were honoured to make The Urban List’s round up of the 50 must-eat meals around Melbourne right now with our Grundlegend Fondue.

The Grundlegend (German for ‘the ultimate’), if you’ve never encountered it, is a heady mix of Truffle Pecorino, Swiss Emmental, Gruyere L Etivaz, Remy Martin VSOP Cognac and French sparkling Monmousseau Brut Etoile, finished with Truffle Honey. It really is the ultimate fondue.

Thanks to Jessica and the guys from The Urban List Melbourne for including us!

How many meals have you ticked off this list?

50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Melbourne.

 

Media – Broadsheet ‘Feasting on Fromage’

This is a great write up from Broadsheet on our new Chefs at the Cow series. Thank you guys!

“Milk The Cow’s Chef Event Series is challenging the notion of the traditional cheese board, bringing curd to the kitchen. Broadsheet joins Laura Lown and Jason Jones as they get experimental.

From “bogan cheese” to “training wheels cheese”, Laura Lown uses casual cheese slang as easily as she does formal terminology. As Milk The Cow’s head cheesemonger, Lown is a lady in the know, tossing the names of cattle breeds, specific alpine regions, aging processes and farming traditions into general conversation.

Lown is also behind Milk The Cow’s new Chef Event Series, where Melbourne chefs are given free reign over the fromagerie’s four-metre cabinet to create four to six dishes. “Although the industry is growing, and people are realising what they can do with cheese, people can go so much further with it,” Lown says.

The dishes will be matched with wines and the event will host talks by wine representatives and local producers, as well as Lown and the featured chef. The first menu has Daniel Wilson of the small Huxta-empire (Huxtable, Huxtaburger, author of the Huxtabook), at the helm with creations including a triple cream cheese ice-cream atop his three-cheese dessert. Jason Jones of Moroccan inspired B’Stilla and Mexican eatery Mamasita is already confirmed for the second event.

“Mexicans use quite a bit of cheese already, so that would be simple,” Jones says, opting to showcase Moroccan flavours instead. “It’s going to be challenging. None of the Moroccan food I know has ballsy cheese.”

Taking on this challenge, Lown and Jones are opting for cheeses that “have that finesse,” Lown says, to stand up to the loud spices in Moroccan cuisine. For instance, one dish will feature Beaufort D’Alpage, dubbed by Lown as “the king of alpine cheese” – one wheel requires 500 to 700 litres of milk from just one breed of cow indigenous to the Savoie mountain pastures of France. “The possibilities are endless,” Lown says.

Tickets to the Milk the Cow dinner with Daniel Wilson on Monday April 28 are available at milkthecow.com.au for $120. There are still some tickets set aside today for Broadsheet readers. Tickets to the next dinner with Jason Jones on June 30 are on sale here.”

Review – Petit Miam x

 

We’re loving these gorgeous images and words about our little cheese shop from Petit Miam x

Here is a little excerpt. Click through for the full review and all the pics!

“Wine and cheese are some of my favourite things to indulge in so it’s no surprise that I loved Milk the Cow. Offering a range of flights with matching beverages was a great and fun experience for our group. It was particularly interesting to savour cheese paired with an array of pours, other than wine. Whether it be a date night, catch up between friends or a group outing, Milk the Cow is the ideal spot to waste away an afternoon consuming lots of cheese and alcohol. It’s been on my wishlist ever since it opened and I don’t know why it has taken me this long to get here.”

Thank you, Catherine!

Review – 5 Tasty Reasons to Visit St Kilda

We are absolutely stoked to be included in 5 Tasty Reasons to Visit St Kilda, as published this week by 5ofthebest.com. We’re in good company as well, featured alongside the greats including Stokehouse, Cafe Di Stasio, Uncle St Kilda and The Local Taphouse.

Sounds like a fantastic weekend in St Kilda to us!

Click through to read the article in full and get Wendy Hargreaves’ rundown on the best of St Kilda: 5 Tasty Reasons to Visit St Kilda.

Review – Tucker

New food website Tucker published a fantastic interview with our Head Cheesemonger Laura Lown ahead of the festive season, along with some fantastic photography by the very talented team behind the brand:

“Milk the Cow is one of those rare and special places that’s at once exciting and utterly homely. The staff at Milk the Cow are experts in their cheesy field and will do their best to help you find your perfect cheese match. We dropped in to talk to head cheesemonger, Laura Lown, to find out how to do cheese the right way this Christmas.


It’s early on a Wednesday morning and St Kilda is just starting to wake up. On approaching 157 Fitzroy Street we are greeted by a young, smiling woman. Her checkered shirt is buttoned all the way to the top, her hair is tightly tied up and she is sporting a very sharp black blazer. “Hi, I’m Laura, the head cheesemonger here at Milk the Cow”. Young, bubbly and uber trendy, she wasn’t who we were expecting, but then again, perhaps it was wrong of us to assume anything given Milk the Cow’s growing reputation as one of Melbourne’s most innovative and modern specialty cheese shops.”

Click here to read the article in full: Cheese Too Good to Leave For Santa. Thanks to the guys from Tucker for a fantastic write up!

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!