McIntosh & Bowman

McIntosh & Bowman

Potts Point, NSW

Australian Artisan Cheese & Wine Experience on Fort Denison

What to Bring

  • Your enthusiasm!

What to Wear

  • Casual (Apron)

Australian Artisan Cheese & Wine Experience on Fort Denison

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration : 150 Minutes (approx.)

What You Will Learn

  • Have experienced 10 exceptional Australian Farmhouse cheeses
  • Be able to talk confidently about the different types and styles of cheese and the varieties experienced
  • Have an understanding as to the background of cheese in general as well as specific to Australia and how our local dairy industry has progressed over 220 years

What You Get

  • Transport to and from the island
  • Australian Sparking on arrival
  • 3 canapés
  • 10 Australian farmhouse cheeses, with a special emphasis on NSW produce
  • 3 Australian wines and a beer
  • Tasting notes
  • 2 hours with International Cheese Expert Claudia Bowman

Description

This is the course for patriots or, alternatively for those of you who need convincing that Australian cheeses have come a long way in recent years! This cheese course showcases the best of Australia’s cheese making talents alongside some great Australian wines.

Like all ‘McIntosh & Bowman’ courses, this class has an emphasis on farmhouse cheese and cheese produced on small scales by farmers who practice sustainable and traditional cheesmaking techniques. It is a fantastic introduction to a local and growing industry.

If you can’t name at least 5 great Australian Cheeses or Cheese makers, then you ought to be ashamed!!

Be proud – support your local, growing cheese making industry and enrol now!!

Australia’s premier cheese and wine experience is a fantastic introduction to the local and growing boutique cheese industry. Unbeknown to many, Sydney Harbour has a rich history in Australia’s milk and cheese industry being the location where cattle from England were off loaded from the First Fleet boats in 1788 onto the sandbank that is today famously known as Bennelong Point. Originally called Cattle Point, the cattle were held there in make shift enclosures in the area now home to the Opera House. McIntosh & Bowman Cheesemongers & TE Catering are in association with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, bringing farmhouse Australian cheese back to Sydney Harbour.

 On the day of your experience, we will meet you at 11.45am at Circular Quay to get the 12pm boat out to the Island.

This 2 hour experience is valued at $180p/p and includes;

  • Transport to and from the island
  • Australian Sparking on arrival
  • 3 canapés
  • 10 Australian farmhouse cheeses, with a special emphasis on NSW produce
  • 3 Australian wines and a beer
  • Tasting notes
  • 2 hours with International Cheese Expert Claudia Bowman

 National Parks and Wildlife Service Guided Tours on Fort Denison:

There is an additional tour visitors can take after your cheese experience should you be interested in the islands colourful past and distinctive Martello Tower. This 30-minute tour is hosted by a NSW National Parks & Wildlife Ranger and costs $15.50 It is possible to book this additional tour on the day.

AT THE END OF THE EXPERIENCE YOU WILL:

  • Have experienced 10 exceptional Australian Farmhouse cheeses
  • Be able to talk confidently about the different types and styles of cheese and the varieties experienced
  • Have an understanding as to the background of cheese in general as well as specific to Australia and how our local dairy industry has progressed over 220 years
  • Have a better understanding of your own personal preference to various cheeses
  • Understand basic pairing principals between cheese and wine
  • Enjoyed 4 premium, award winning Australian beverages as an accompaniment to the cheese; Sparkling on arrival with canapes, Bellwether wines, DeBortoli Botrytis Semilon and a family owned local beer.
  • Return transport to and from the island by way of a Captain Cook Cruises ‘Sydney Harbour Rocket Ferries’ with commentary.
  • Have been entertained, indulged and inspired by International Cheese Expert Claudia Bowman’s passion for and knowledge of all things cheese!

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