Costco & Somerdale Team Up For Speciality Cheese Roadshow

Costco and Somerdale team up for Specialty Cheese RoadshowSomerdale the leading supplier of British cheese to the Australian retail and foodservice sector is teaming up with Costco to showcase a range of great tasting speciality British cheeses.   The series of Costco Roadshows will take place from 19 – 23 October 2016 at all 8 of the leading wholesalers’ warehouses located across Australia. 

The roadshows will feature the sampling of some of the very best cheese the UK has to offer ranging from traditional, aged Cheddar through to the latest take on Modern British cheese.  At the same time, representatives from Somerdale and some of the UK’s leading cheesemakers that supply it will be on hand to explain more about their cheeses, how they are made and how they can best be used and merchandised.

Among the great tasting cheeses that will be sampled are:

  • Il Truffelino – which combines the creamy texture of Classic English Cheddar with the complex and luxuriant flavour of Black Summer Truffle.

  • Somerdale Wensleydale with Cranberry - Creamy with an open texture, Wensleydale is one of the oldest cheese varieties in England.  It has a natural sweet acidity that compliments fruit, best of all cranberries.

  • Poacher’s Cheddar – part of Somerdale’s 'Heraldic' range of flavoured cheddars Poacher’s combines great tasting mature English Cheddar Cheese with Caramelised Onions.

  • Coastal Cheddar – a unique tasting Cheddar from Ford Farm in Dorset, England – aged for up to 15 months it has a deliciously sweet, distinctive flavour.

  • Cave Aged Cheddar - a delicious, full bodied award winning farmhouse cheddar, 'Cave Aged' is a cloth bound Cheddar aged deep within the Caves at Wookey Hole in Somerset, England.

  • Blue Stilton – the "King of English Cheeses”, Long Clawson’s award winning Blue Stilton® is wonderfully creamy with the distinctive blue vein.
Commenting on the forthcoming Costco Roadshows, Di Jones, the head of Somerdale’s Australian operations, said:

"We’re really excited to be teaming up with Costco Australia to showcase to their customers the very best of British cheese.

Whether they sample traditional cheeses such as the cloth wrapped Cave Aged Cheddar – a quintessential British Cheddar - or our unique and highly innovative Il Truffelino, visitors to the Roadshows will be sure to have a taste experience second to none.

At the same time, representatives from Somerdale UK and leading British cheesemakers including Barbers, Ford Farm and Abergavenny Fine Foods will be on hand to bring the story of their cheeses to life and explain how best to use and merchandise them.”

Di Jones - Head of Somerdale International's Australian Operations

Somerdale Il Truffelino Cheddar infused with black summer truffles

Somerdale Wensleydale with Cranberries

Somerdale Poachers Cheddar with Caramelised Onion