The Bûche is a classic French-style goat cheese. The aroma is unmistakably goat cheese – in a pleasant, 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 French word for “log”, used as a generic name for a cheese of this shape.
The DIAA gold medal gave the Bûche 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. All of the non-bovine cheeses (i.e. goat, sheep, buffalo…) are put into 1 category irrespective of the type of cheese. Out of those, they chose 3 cheeses to go in to the final. The Bûche made the final! The eventual Champion Cheese of the non-bovine category was Venus Blue from Prom Country in South Gippsland/Red Hill in Victoria.
The Bûche won a bronze at the 2017 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (Ekka).