The Bûche Noir is a classic French-style goat cheese. The aroma is unmistakably goat cheese – in a nice mouthwatering way. The taste is complex, tangy, some fruitiness with some lingering acidity. The paste has a creamy mouth feel. The cheese will develop more flavours as it ages and will become drier in texture.
The DIAA gold medal gave the Bûche Noir an invitation to the 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The Australian Grand Dairy Awards are like a final series of the gold medal winners of the larger, prestigious dairy competition.
Bûche is the French word for “log” and is used as a generic name for a cheese of this shape. Noir means black. For keen eyes, there is a grammatical error – it should be Noire. We had only just started selling the cheese and thinking of naming schemes for the logs. While driving up the road to drop off the cheeses at the courier company for delivery to the DIAA award judging, Peter realised the mistake. However, the cheese won a gold medal so the error has been enshrined forever.