Brie Wish You a Merry Christmas

As 2020 draws to a close we want to thank all our customers, friends and subscribers for the support you have shown us throughout this crazy year. It’s your support that enables us to pursue our passion for working with animals and creating a range of cheeses, yoghurt and ferments with their amazing milk.  With the recent launch of our online store we are looking forward to 2021 and being able to share our cheese with friends across the state and hopefully, in time, across Australia. Don’t forget the final Albany Farmer’s Market of the year will be on Wednesday the 23rd of December… Read More

Kefir – December Product of the Month

Picture of Jersey milk Kefir made by Porongurup Pure Kefir has been consumed for centuries,  believed to originate in the northern Caucasus Mountains in Russia. The name Kefir comes from the Turkish word 'keyif', which means pleasurable state.  This refers to the feeling people get after consuming Kefir. Kefir is a combination of beneficial bacteria and yeasts which are added to milk at a warm temperature, creating a fermentation. Our Jersey milk Kefir has a tart, tangy flavour, creamy texture and a slight 'fizz' (a result of the fermented yeasts).Kefir is associated with a range of health benefits resulting from the high level of beneficial bacteria it contains, often… Read More

Brie wish you a merry Christmas

Full wheel of Brie after 5 days of maturing Oh Christmas Brie, Oh Christmas Brie, Much Pleasure Thou Can'st Give Me..... (for those of you who can remember the O Christmas Tree Carol)Here it is - our Christmas Brie is one week old.  It's been in the maturing room for 5 days and a lovely mould growth is underway. If you would like to celebrate in gourmet style this Christmas, pop on over to our online shop and you can reserve yourself one of these beautiful Bries.  The wheels are large enough for your family and friends to enjoy.   Read More

December Farm Update

Man with son on shoulders in tall grass We have a special relationship with our agronomist who we’ve known since University days – he gives us a program, we follow it intently until something else on the farm goes ‘bang’ then we redirect our funds and time towards repairing that, he gives us the look so we go back to the program.  We follow it intently until something else on the farm goes ‘bang’, we redirect our time and resources towards repairing that, he gives us the look again so we go back to the program.  We tend to repeat this process a few times throughout the year… Read More

Online Orders & Sustainable Packaging

We are really excited to announce that our online store is open.  After a year of research, planning and testing we have found a product that will keep our cheeses cold for up to 72 hours.  And better still it’s sustainable, compostable and made in Australia!  Now you can order our cheese direct to your door and be sure to receive a fresh product. When we first started talking about the idea of selling online we decided that our packaging had to be as sustainable as possible.  After much searching we found the perfect packaging for our cheese:  felted sheep… Read More

Winner Winner Fromage Dinner

Porongurup Pure won the Agri-food and Beverage Value Add Award at the 2020 Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry Great Southern Business Awards.   What a surprise! Porongurup Pure won the Agri-food and Beverage Value Add Award at the 2020 Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry Great Southern Business Awards. Well done us!!  A big thank you to the @albany_cci for coordinating the awards and hosting an amazing evening and to the category sponsors - @dpirdwa (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development) and @smallbusinesswa (Small Business Development Corporation WA). Heartfelt thank you to Serena Hedderich for nominating us and Helena Thu Hang for looking after Em so we could attend the evening.  Also a 'well done team' for the best group of milkers and helpers around - Jodie… Read More

Halloumi

Halloumi hails from Cyprus.  It is a white, firm cheese with a slightly springy texture.  Halloumi undergoes a poaching process while it is being made, where it is poached in its own whey at a high temperature.  This creates a resistance to melting making it an ideal cheese to grill or crisp in a pan.  When cooked, it becomes beautifully crispy on the outside while retaining a soft texture on the inside. We make our Halloumi with pure ewe’s milk which results in a light, sweet flavour.  We dry salt the cheese before packaging it which creates a mild, salty… Read More