Origin blue: Bomaderry gets its own cheese

TASTY: Artisan cheese makers David and Sue Meagher have developed a new cheese, the Bomaderry Blue.
TASTY: Artisan cheese makers David and Sue Meagher have developed a new cheese, the Bomaderry Blue.

BOMADERRY has been put on the cheese map, with artisan cheese makers Sue and David Meagher creating the Bomaderry Blue.

The cheese has been inspired by the couple’s many visits to and a love of the Shoalhaven.

A special, rich blue with a tangy bite, which the couple says is more indulgent than the average blue, the Bomaderry Blue celebrates the historic town at the end of the South Coast railway line.

You can taste the Bomaderry Blue and maybe even create your own sample at an upcoming workshop to be conducted by the couple, who stage The Cheesemaking Workshop.

The cheese makers bring their workshops to the region at least once from their Northbridge base, creating the Bomaderry Blue, to show their appreciation for the area.

Budding Shoalhaven cheese makers or anyone who has never tried cheese making before can take part in the workshop at Shoalhaven Community College in Bomaderry, on Saturday, July 5. 

Sue, a former property developer, and David, a former corporate lawyer, love the cheese making life. 

“After the corporate world, it is such a breath of fresh air,” they said.

“We are passionate about making good, wholesome home produce with sustainable methods, using local ingredients.  

“We get to travel to wonderful places like the Shoalhaven and meet fantastic people and share our knowledge with them.  

“We have a down-to-earth approach to making cheese – keep it simple, cost-effective and fun.”

Cheese making is in Sue’s blood – her sister Lyndall Dykes founded the original Cheese-making Workshop on the Mid North Coast and has written a book, The Cheesemaking Workshop book.

“I’m proud to come from a family of cheese makers and I can’t wait to get back to the Shoalhaven and share how to make the Bomaderry Blue,” she said.

For further information on the Bomaderry Cheese making workshops, contact Shoal-haven Community College 4423 0351.


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